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Kaufman County Courthouse Shooting

Couple Was 'Happy, Joyous' Over Texas Slayings, Killer's Estranged Wife Testifies

AP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday whether to send a former North Texas justice of the peace to death row for killing a North ...

After 2 Prosecutors Murdered, Official Is 'Certain' There's Protection

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas — The top administrator in the county where a Texas district attorney and his wife were killed says he is "certain" he and other ...

After 2 Brazen Assassinations, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Eyed

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

While not well known outside of law enforcement and analysis circles until recently, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) has emerged as one of the most violent domestic extremist groups and crime syndicates in the nation.

Was Assassinated Prosecutor Lethally Armed During Ambush?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Crime

Days after an assistant district attorney was gunned down on his way to work in Texas, friends and colleagues gave starkly different descriptions of t...

Police Search Murdered Lawyer's Old Cases For Leads

AP | JAMIE STENGLE and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 02.02.2013 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas -- Authorities don't know whether a Texas prosecutor who had extensive experience with organized crime feared for his life before he wa...

Steven Hoffer

'Every Prosecutor Has This Fear'

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.01.2013 | Crime

When two masked gunmen ambushed a Texas prosecutor outside a courthouse, it was the fear Erik Nielsen lived with for years. Nielsen trains state at...

County Prosecutor Shot Dead Outside Courthouse

Posted 01.31.2013 | Crime

UPDATE 1:50 p.m. -- Police have confirmed the victim's identity as Mark Hasse, a 57-year-old assistant district attorney in Kaufman County, according ...