Kaufman County, Texas (CNN) - Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers bent on taking out top criminal justice officials.
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead in their house Saturday, two months after an assistant district attorney was gunned down in broad daylight outside the county courthouse.
The killings have residents and prosecutors in Kaufman, east of Dallas, on edge - and on guard. Are the deaths connected? Are they the work of a lone wolf? Are they retribution? Most troubling, will there be more?
This morning on "Early Start," CNN's George Howell reports on the intense search for suspects in the deaths of Texas D.A. Mike McLelland and his wife.