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Gov. Perry: $200k reward offered for information on Kaufman Co. murders

Mike and Cynthia McLelland (Source: Facebook) Mike and Cynthia McLelland (Source: Facebook)

Governor Rick Perry announced a reward of up to $200,000 to solve the murders of two district attorneys. $100,000 of the reward will come from the Governor's office, with the other $100,000 coming from Kaufman County Crimestoppers.

"Words cannot describe the shock and grief this community has suffered over the last several months. The criminals responsible for these murders will be caught, convicted and will pay the price for these horrific crimes," Gov. Perry said. "I have full confidence that this investigation will lead to the conviction of whoever perpetrated these insidious crimes, and it is my hope and expectation that these rewards will help convince those who may be holding onto important information to come forward."

Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to death in their home Saturday.

Kaufman County government offices are closed today so workers can attend a public memorial for the couple.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot and killed near the county courthouse in January.

Authorities have not said whether the cases are linked.

Anyone with any information on the murders of Mike and Cynthia McLelland or Mark Hasse is encouraged to contact the Kaufman County Crimestoppers tip line at 877-TIPSKCC (877-847-7522) or online at

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