D.A. May Have Been Killed by Mexican Cartels
By Harold Hutchison
A Texas prosecutor who was gunned down at home with his wife may have been the intended target of the attack, the mayor of Forney, Texas, said. Mike McLelland was found Saturday.
Darren Rovell told the Associated Press that the attack is seen as a double-shock to the community, which was reeling from the 31 January death of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.
McLelland had given an interview to Breitbart News about the expansion of Mexican drug cartel activity. He declined to comment on one investigation into ties between Mexican cartel and the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, saying only, “I can’t comment on that investigation. I will say with the caliber of people working on it, I feel confident justice will be served.”
Mexico’s drug war has lead to thousands of deaths. Many government officials have been among those targeted, mostly law enforcement.