April 4th, 2013
02:59 AM ET

Texas county halts to honors slain DA, wife

It's been five days since Kaufman County's top prosecutor and his wife were found shot to death in their own home.

Five days of fear as the killer or killers remain at large.

Five days of wondering whether another criminal justice official might be the next target.

If authorities are any closer to solving the homicides of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, or his chief felony prosecutor, Mark Hasse, they haven't said so publicly.

But county government offices will shut down Thursday to give the community a chance to honor the McLellands at a public memorial in Mesquite, Texas.

A funeral will follow on Friday, marking another solemn chapter in this harrowing saga.

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