The murderous revenge saga of Kim and Eric Williams ended yesterday where it began in the Kaufman County, Tx., Courthouse, the Dallas Morning News reports. Kim Williams pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a 40-year sentence two weeks after her testimony helped send her husband to death row in connection with the assassinations of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor. Her guilty plea took place in the same courtroom where the two slain prosecutors won convictions against Eric Williams, 47, in 2012 for stealing three county computer monitors.
Those convictions cost Williams his elected justice of the peace spot, his law license and his livelihood. And, Kim Williams would later testify, that was when her husband began plotting the murders that would rock the rural community and draw international attention. “It's bitterly ironic to have to come back to the same court twice to get justice,” said lead prosecutor Bill Wirskye. Kim Williams testified that Eric Williams shot and killed prosecutor Mark Hasse in January 2013 and then District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, two months later at their home.