Slain Texas DA Put Weapons Away Hours Before He Was Killed, Son Says

The son of a Texas district attorney who was gunned down along with his wife says his father ordinarily kept a gun in every room.

Mike and Cynthia McLelland (Courtesy photo)

WORTHAM (April 9, 2013)—J.R. McLelland, the son of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, says his father ordinarily kept a gun "in every room of his house," but couldn't reach one when his killer or killers slipped into his home because he had put the weapons away hours before.

J.R. McLelland told The Dallas Morning News the guns were stored for the protection of visitors who attended a party at his father’s home the night before.

McLelland says he believes that, had the weapons been in their normal spots, his father likely would have tried to reach one.

Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to death on March 30.

They were killed two months after Assistant DA Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the county courthouse.

No arrests have been made in either case.


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