Source: Aryan Brotherhood of Texas members offer tips in Kaufman County case

Source: Aryan Brotherhood of Texas members offer tips in Kaufman County case

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Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found shot dead inside their Forney home Saturday, March 30, two months after McLelland's top prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down in broad daylight.

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by Michelle Homer / KHOU.com

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 6:31 PM

Kaufman County, Texas

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DALLAS — Some members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas have come forward and offered leads to the task force investigating the murders of Kaufman County’s district attorney, his wife and one of his top prosecutors, according to a law enforcement source.

At this point, none of those leads have checked out, the source said.

The law enforcement task force has been flooded with tips in the shooting deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland. They were gunned down in their home last weekend.  

Separately, deputies arrested Nick Morale, 56, on Wednesday for making terroristic threats against a Kaufman County official investigating the McLelland case. Publicly, Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Justin Lewis would not identify the official who was threatened, but we’ve learned that Morale is accused of saying "the judge is next." He called the threat into the tip line, according to court documents.

Investigators searched Morale’s home Wednesday afternoon and removed some guns.

While Lewis said publicly that Morale is not a suspect in the McLelland case, our source said he has not been ruled out either.

Morale is not believed to be affiliated with any white supremacy groups. 

He is being held on a $1 million bond.

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