Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found shot dead at their home in North Texas on Sunday, the AP reports.
The murders come less than two months after McLelland's assistant DA Mark Hasse was killed by a gunman in January.
Texas police have been investigating the possible involvement of the Aryan Brotherhood in Hasse's killing. And the FBI is looking into whether Hasse's killing is related to the murder of Colorado's prison director, Tom Clements, who was shot to death at his home on March 19. Police believe Clements was killed by white supremacist and former CO inmate Evan Spencer Ebel, who died in a shootout with TX police.
McLelland himself believed that a white supremacist gang killed Hasse, as he told the AP less than two weeks ago. "We put some real dents in the Aryan Brotherhood around here in the past year," McLelland said. Hasse was killed on January 31, the same day that the Justice Dept. announced that the Kaufman County DA's Office was involved in a case against the Aryan Brotherhood.
McLelland also told the AP that he had begun carrying a gun with him everywhere after Hasse's death.
At a press conference today, Kaufman County Sheriff David Byrnes confirmed the shooting but not much else.
Via the AP.