Killed Texas attorney received master’s from Ball State

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Mike McLelland, the Kaufman County District Attorney in Texas who was shot and killed last weekend, attended Ball State in the mid-’70s.


McLelland completed a master’s degree in counseling from Ball State on Nov. 15, 1974, said Joan Todd, executive director of public relations.


He and his wife, Cynthia, were both fatally shot Saturday in their home, according to the Associated Press. They lived about 20 miles east of Dallas near Forney.


No one has been charged with the crime, but a white supremacist prison gang, The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, is now under suspicion. The group has been in the Texas prison system since the 1980s, according to the AP. Detectives have declined to say if they are the focus of the killings.


On Jan. 31, one of the county’s assistant district attorneys, Mark Hasse, was killed near his office, according to the AP.


Fourteen prosecutors have been killed in the last century in the U.S., according to the National District Attorney Association news reports and statistics.


The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Wortham, Texas.


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