Jury finds Williams guilty
Suspended justice of the peace sentencing hearing set for April 9
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:06 AM CDT
By Loyd Cook, Kaufman Herald
A Kaufman County jury took just more than three and a half hours on Friday, March 23 in returning two guilty verdicts against suspended justice of the peace Eric Williams.
Williams was found guilty of theft by a public servant and burglary of a building, in connection with a May 15, 2011 incident.
“I’m ecstatic,” District Attorney Mike McLellan said after the verdicts were announced. “It shows the community that elected officials should be, and are, held to a higher standard. It’s not the old system over here any more.”
“The Good Old Boy Network is gone.”
Eric Williams’ defense team was disappointed in the result.
“I don’t think justice was served,” said lead defense attorney David Sergi. “We will vigorously appeal.”
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