By Michael Winter, USA TODAY
A second Texas man has been charged with threatening a Kaufman County prosecutor in the wake of the slayings of the district attorney and one of his deputies.
Robert Allan Miller, 52, was arrested Thursday night and is being held on $1 million bail for allegedly posting a threat on Facebook against Assistant District Attorney Daniel Floyd, who was prosecuting him on another, unspecified charge.
Miller wrote that he "expect[s]" that Floyd "will soon perish, bringing closure to an era of unacceptable practices and allowing Kaufman County residents to move forward with liberty and justice," WFAA-TV reported.
Wednesday, 56-year-old Nick Morale, of Terrell, Texas, was also charged with making terroristic threats and is being held on $1 million bail. The criminal complaint states he called a tip line created to assist the investigation of last weekend's murders of Kaufman District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife and identified a county official as "the next victim.''
On Jan. 31, assistant D.A. Mark Hasse was shot dead as he walked to the courthouse.
Authorities said there's no evidence that Miller and Morale are linked to the slayings. On Thursday, Texas officials increased the reward to $200,000 for information that will catch the killers.
McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were buried Friday after an hour-long funeral attended by about 300 mourners in a small church in Wortham, Texas. An urn holding her ashes was placed inside his casket.
Security video from a gun shop showed McLelland shopping for protection for his worried staff last Friday afternoon, CBS News reported. He and his wife were found slain the next day in their home.
"He didn't seem like anything was going to happen to him. He was invincible. He was happy," said store owner O'Neill Kidwill. "Everything was good in his world."