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Crews search lake for evidence in Kaufman County murders

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Crews on Wednesday searched the waters of Lake Tawakoni for clues in the 2013 murders of a Kaufman County prosecutor, district attorney and his wife.

Sources told FOX4 authorities were searching for a murder weapon in the lake near the Two Mile Bridge.

Kaufman County Prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down as he arrived for work in Jan. 2013 outside the Kaufman County Courthouse. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were shot and killed in their home in March 2013.

A former justice of the peace, Eric Williams, and his now-estranged wife Kim are charged with killing the three people.

Prosecutors said Eric Williams sought revenge against the prosecutors because of his conviction on theft charges. He lost his law license and justice of the peace position.

Kim Williams named her husband as the shooter. She is also charged with capital murder.

Authorities are still working on their case against the two and have not found the murder weapon used in the shootings.

The major piece of evidence collected to date is a Crown Victoria seen in security camera footage in the McLelland's neighborhood on the day of the shooting. The vehicle was located in a storage shed in 2013.

A judge agreed to a defense attorney request last month to move Eric Williams' trial from Kaufman to Rockwall County.

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