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Texas governor appoints replacement for slain district attorney

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday appointed a county judge to replace slain district attorney Mike McLelland, the second prosecutor from rural Kaufman County gunned down in the past 10 weeks.Full story

Slain Texas DA’s son: ‘It’s domestic terrorism’

  The family of Texas prosecutor Mike McClelland and his wife, Cynthia, who were murdered in their home on March 30, are speaking out about their losses. McClelland’s son says their deaths should “put all public officials on their toes.” NBC’s Natalie Morales reports.

Slain Texas prosecutor and wife buried after bomb threat

(Reuters) - Private funeral services were held for a Texas prosecutor and his wife on Friday, despite a bomb threat targeting the church in Wortham where friends, family and law enforcement officials gathered to bid the slain couple a final farewell. Full story

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  Memorial for slain Texas DA to be held today

Today’s burial of a Texas district attorney who was killed two months ago along with his wife is expected to be emotional. New footage shows Mike McElland at a gun store just hours before his death.

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Texas Governor Perry comforts Woodward, mother of McLelland, at a memorial service in Sunnyvale
Texas Governor Perry comforts Woodward, mother of McLelland, at a memorial service in Sunnyvale

Texas Governor Rick Perry comforts Shirley Woodward, mother of Cynthia McLelland, at a memorial service in Sunnyvale, Texas April 4, 2013. McLelland was slain along with her husband Kaufman County district attorney Mike McLelland at their home on Saturday. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: