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Kaufman County Killer Eric Williams Sentenced to Death

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ROCKWALL, Texas -- "It is now the duty of this court to assess your punishment: death."

With that short statement, the jury's decision was official. Eric Williams will be put to death for killing Cynthia McLelland.

The judge had a lot more to say.

"You make yourself out to be some sort of Charles Bronson Death Wish vigilante," Judge Mike Snipes said. "You would have murdered two other innocent people if you had the opportunity.. That puts you right there with Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Speck."

Williams could still be put on trial for the murder of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Assistant D.A. Mark Hasse.

His estranged wife, Kim, who told the jury how Williams carried out the killing, is also charged with all three murders.

The McLelland's children lashed out at the man who killed their parents in cold blood.

"What you do will come back to you and I know and believe that you, Eric will get your punishment," Cynthia McLelland's son, Nathan Foreman said.

"F____ you, Eric Williams," her daughter, Christina Foreman said.  "And I hope you get exactly what you deserve."

"You're a sorry S.O.B. and we hope you rot," Mike McLelland's daughter, Krista Ball told Williams in court.

Mike McLelland's son reacted to testimony that Eric and Kim Williams ate steak to celebrate the McLelland murders.

"Tonight while you're eating bologna sandwich, I'm gonna have steak, ribeye, baked potatoes and a big fat glass of sweet tea while you drink water and a sandwich. And I'll be there to watch you die along with the rest of my family," J.R. McLelland said.

You could see it on the faces of families leaving the courthouse. They got the death sentence they wanted, but this is no happy ending.

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