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KAUFMAN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams has been formally charged with capital murder in the slayings of assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, District Attorney Mike McLelland, and his wife Cynthia.

Authorities with the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office announced the charges on Thursday, just one day after Williams wife, Kim Lene Williams, was arrested and charged on the same counts.

The bond has been set at $23 million for Eric Williams and $10 million for his wife Kim.

Eric Williams was initially arrested on Saturday for allegedly making terroristic threats against city officials. But the case took a dramatic turn on Wednesday when Kim Williams was arrested and questioned by officials. According to an arrest affidavit, Kim Williams admitted to her role in the killings and implicated her husband as the shooter.

Click here to read affidavit.

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