Interim attorney named for Texas county

KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — An interim attorney  has been appointed to a Texas county just days after the original district attorney and his wife were shot and killed.

Brandi Fernandez has been appointed to lead the state district attorney's office until Governor Rick Perry can appoint a permanent successor.

Investigators are still searching for those responsible for the killings. 

Two months earlier, the county's assistant district attorney was murdered in near a courthouse.

Top prosecutors across Texas are on alert and some have around the clock protection.


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