Investigation into slaying of Kaufman Co. DA, wife ongoing - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Investigation into slaying of Kaufman Co. DA, wife ongoing

Posted: Updated:
Mike McLelland. (Source: Kaufman County Website) Mike McLelland. (Source: Kaufman County Website)
Mike McLelland speaking at a press conference following the shooting death of Mark Hasse. (Source: File Video) Mike McLelland speaking at a press conference following the shooting death of Mark Hasse. (Source: File Video)
Mike McLelland speaking at a press conference following the shooting death of Mark Hasse. (Source: File Video) Mike McLelland speaking at a press conference following the shooting death of Mark Hasse. (Source: File Video)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Nautilus gives us a new look at WWII history

    Nautilus gives us a new look at WWII history

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:11:03 GMT
    The underwater exploration vessel Nautilus is giving us a new look at history.More >>
    The underwater exploration vessel Nautilus is giving us a new look at history.More >>
  • Three arrested in connection with Lake Charles shooting

    Three arrested in connection with Lake Charles shooting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:16:38 GMT
    Three individuals have been arrested following a shooting that took place Wednesday night in Lake Charles in the 2200 block of 10th St.More >>
    Three individuals have been arrested following a shooting that took place Wednesday night in Lake Charles in the 2200 block of 10th St.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:12:28 GMT
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting. Denise St. Pierre is learning more and more about her father Fritz, from letters he sent home to his mom during World War 2. Fritz St. Pierre was a glider mechanic who served in England.“He was a pre-med major at LSU and the Army decided they needed glider pilots and glider mechanics,” said St. Pierre. “Color blind people don't get to be pilots, so daddy became a mechanic. Really that's what act...More >>
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting. Denise St. Pierre is learning more and more about her father Fritz, from letters he sent home to his mom during World War 2. Fritz St. Pierre was a glider mechanic who served in England.“He was a pre-med major at LSU and the Army decided they needed glider pilots and glider mechanics,” said St. Pierre. “Color blind people don't get to be pilots, so daddy became a mechanic. Really that's what act...More >>
KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Officials are investigating the death of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, who were both found dead in their home in Forney on Saturday.

According to WFAA in Dallas, McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot dead inside their home Saturday evening after the front door of the family home was found kicked in. Sources say that a .223-caliber rifle was used in the murder and approximately 14 rounds were fired.

At a press conference Sunday, officials added that this is an active investigation, but that they cannot confirm that this shooting is related to the shooting death of Mark Hasse, the former Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney who was shot dead in the parking lot of the Kaufman County Courthouse Annex building on January 31.

Officials did add that the shooting of the McLelland's does not appear to be random. Authorities are also increasing security at the courthouse, and taking precautionary measures to protect other elected officials in the county, and to ensure public safety within the county.

According to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, the Kaufman County Courthouse will be open for business on Monday. However, the District Attorney's Office will be closed.

According to the Kaufman County District Attorney's web site, McLelland attended Navarro Junior College and then transferred to the University of Texas. He spent 23 years in the United States Army. McLelland and his wife have two daughters and three sons. They had been married for 17 years.

The Kaufman County Crime Stoppers have set up a special tip line at 877-847-7522. If you have any information about this murder, please call or submit a tip online at www.kaufmancountycrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow