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Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

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North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

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NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

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The wife of a former justice of the peace in Texas is being held on murder charges in connection with the killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Michael McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, county officials announced Wednesday.

Kim Lene Williams, 46, is also charged with murder in the death of prosecutor Mark Hasse.

She is in jail, with bail set at $10 million. The Kaufman County jail website lists her as being booked about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The McLellands were killed in March, and Hasse was killed in January.

The arrest warrant said she was the trigger person in all three shooting deaths, which she "intentionally and knowingly" caused.

The warrant said she confessed in detail to her involvement and her husband, Eric Williams', role in a death scheme.

Eric Williams was arrested last week on a count of making a terroristic threat. A sheriff's affidavit accused him of using his home computer to threaten police investigating the McLellands' killings.

Eric Williams' attorney released a statement Friday saying he "has cooperated with law enforcement and vigorously denies any and all allegations. He wishes simply to get on with his life and hopes that the perpetrators are brought to justice."

 

CNN's Chuck Johnston and Martin Savidge contributed to this report.

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