AHS grad now charged with 3 Kaufman murders

April 24, 2013

In a shocking twist, the wife of Azle High School graduate Eric Lyle Williams, Kim, has joined him in being charged with three counts of capital murder in Kaufman County.

Both are in the Kaufman County jail with bond set at $10 million each.

Kim Williams confessed to authorities her role in the murders of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse Jan. 31 outside the Kaufman County courthouse, as well as the March 30 murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia in their home.

In her confession, she implicated her husband as the shooter in all three murders.

A former Kaufman County justice of the peace, Eric Williams, 46, graduated from AHS in 1985. He went on to graduate from Texas Christian University in 1989, where he obtained a degree in criminal justice.

He also graduated from Texas Wesleyan Law School in 1999.

According to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, Williams has worked as a police officer in the cities of Lakeside, White Settlement, Springtown and Roanoke, as well as for the Hood County Sheriff’s Department and the Tarrant County Hospital District.

Williams was initially charged with terroristic threat after he emailed threats to law enforcement officials, but authorities continued to investigate him for the murders.

Ironically, another AHS graduate from 1985, Stephen Dale Barbee, is currently on Texas’ Death Row awaiting execution for the 2005 murders of Lisa Underwood, 34 – who was seven months pregnant – and her 7-year-old son, Jayden.

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