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They definitely tales that are just coming in -- from warrants in the case of the Texas district attorney and his wife.
Who were mercilessly gunned down in down home over the weekend it shows that they were shot.
A number of times there were casings that were found near their bodies that are being -- part of this investigation trying to figure out who did this to them.
There's a new focus -- course on security for prosecutors and other courthouse employees in the wake of this.
And now others in the same line of work of raising concerns about the danger.
That comes with this job and I am very glad to be joined now by -- -- Anderson county district attorney not far.
From Kaufman county where this happened and and sir I thank you for being here and I our sympathies are with you.
I don't -- -- were friends of yours.
This -- was room.
You we're I'm mourned the loss today and brand new prosecutor.
Somebody who was making a difference in this small town and this taken.
You say he was at 23 year military veteran.
And that -- now.
Really was very.
Sort of you know we went out of his work with the with a lot of passion.
He wanted to find the bad guys who -- committing violent acts against people and bring them to just strike.
-- absolutely he was not afraid to tackle hard cases.
We -- cases together you know would have the same similar communities we have how way that.
So it is.
He was he was not he was not -- -- Friday he was that he would go after the Baghdad.
Tell me a little bit about feel so much experience obviously with criminal case is what does this look like to you does it look like this is connected -- To mark cast the assistant DA -- was good that the courthouse there and and we think might be behind that.
-- it's hard -- speculate on.
On the investigation says that it did -- -- Texas.
Must respect it looks like there is not a coincidence that that is connection.
As far as who's responsible.
I think that's.
We're at this point it's early -- investigation.
I'm not sure that I can say that there was -- organize and promote gang and this.
But it not I feel like it was related to a -- it is related.
You know there's been a lot of talk about the Aryan Brotherhood that they might be behind this also some.
Discussion of drug gangs from across the border may have been involved in this any thoughts on those on those potential leads.
Will -- let me tell you about Aryan Brotherhood.
The jurisdiction where I'm from Henderson county has maximum security prison units of the Texas Department of Justice -- about.
151000 or so inmates and the significant number of those in.
And those guys in the prison system -- some bad.
But that's inside the presence in the system they intimidate.
My experience outside -- system is their ability to carry out crimes is.
It's still there.
I don't see my personal thought is obvious.
Yeah if they Laura thank you I think -- -- it's -- place that these.
What I use -- When you go to work every day and and your family you know that we're looking at a picture right now the -- is -- -- -- Who are no longer with us -- how how concerned are you about your own safety.
When I woke up Sunday morning found.
First things first he was -- that it wasn't sick thinking -- I've got to be more aware of my surroundings.
Wherever people that I do business with -- -- you know we deal with some bad people some really bad people there about.
And a lot of those people are capable of hearing -- of -- you know the reality that was not there not been really prosecutors that -- In assassinated executed what they do.
But you still have to worry about it you have to be careful -- cautious about the circumstances in -- -- -- on the all time.
About you've got to be more careful.
-- -- His future.
-- -- so I'm mindful that taken were taken steps.
Need to be more careful take -- of people.
And -- day today and people in our.
I -- you think about the system that we all hold dear.
And it you folks on the front -- who are trying to make sure.
That violent actors are brought to justice and there's a certain lawlessness feeling about it.
When one of those people or groups can you know show -- that somebody's door.
Ended their work.
It doesn't happen.
Every day it's -- very rare circumstance and personal -- I'm probably more danger when I get on the -- and has done driver coming at me correction.
Dad thank you.
For sharing -- really that's I know this has been a very personal one for you and our hearts go out to you and everybody in that area.
And we hope they find -- killer or killers -- thank you so much that well.
Appreciate your words.
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