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Texas DA slain in his home; had armed himself

March 31, 2013 • National News


This photo taken Feb. 2, 2013 shows Cynthia McLelland, wife of District Attorney Mike McLelland, posing for a portrait in Kaufman, Texas. On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to death in their rural home just outside the town of Forney, Texas, about 20 miles from Dallas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Ian C. Bates) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland took no chances after one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down two months ago. McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere he went and was extra careful when answering the door at his home.

“I’m ahead of everybody else because, basically, I’m a soldier,” the 23-year Army veteran said in an interview less than two weeks ago.

On Saturday, he and his wife were found shot to death in their rural home just outside the town of Forney, about 20 miles from Dallas.

While investigators gave no motive for the killings, Forney Mayor Darren Rozell said: “It appears this was not a random act.”

“Everybody’s a little on edge and a little shocked,” he said.

The slayings came less than two weeks after Colorado’s Login to read more

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