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Interim District Attorney Named in Kaufman Texas

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/2/2013Just days after a shooting that killed a Texas District Attorney and his wife, an interim attorney has been appointed. But as Ed Payne explains, the town is still unnerved by the killings.    Armed guards surround the courthouse in Kaufman, Texas, after the killing of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife. "We are on heightened alert. We are following the directions, we've been given by law enforcement, as far as what we should be doing," said Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood. Now, Brandi Fernandez, McLellands's First District Attorney, takes over the office as an interim D.A. The death of Mike McLellnd comes less than two months after Assistant Prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down. Authorities have yet to make a connection between the deaths of the two men. Colleague and friend, Peter Schulte, says both men understood the risk that came with their jobs. "We do dangerous jobs...our Law Enforcement officials, our Assistant DA's, our elected DA's, but they choose to do it because it's a calling," said Schulte. Gov. Rick Perry is advising public officials to remain vigilant. "I suggest everyone should be careful about what goes on, whether they are a public official or otherwise. This, I think, is a clear concern to individuals who are in public life," said Gov. Perry. Gov. Perry has the power to appoint a successor for the district attorney job.  
   
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