The reward for information leading to the arrest of the assassins of Texas prosecutor Mark Hasse a little over a month ago has increased to $100,000, according to officials with the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney's Office. Hasse, who was lead prosecutor in several cases which resulted in the sending of dangerous criminals to prison, was reported to be carrying a gun on the morning around 8:30 a.m. when he disembarked from his vehicle in the parking lot near the courthouse.
He was headed to work when two murderers ambushed him and shot him to death with multiple bullet wounds before he could reach the courthouse doors. Witnesses said there were two men who assassinated the prosecutor and fled the scene in a matter of moments.
Some sources have indicated this was a premeditated hit based on the time of day and location of the brutal murder and the swift departure of his killers.
While the manhunt continues to this day a month later for the murderers, no one has yet been arrested in the heinous murder of the Texas prosecutor. The case is eerily similar to the attempted murder of Texas federal judge John Wood. Judge Wood was shot at several times by profesional hitman Charles Harrelson. None of the bullets hit Judge Wood and the assination attempt failed. After three years of an intense investigation it was determined that Harrelson was the shooter. Charles Harrelson is the father of actor Woody Harrelson that starred on the television hit comedy "Cheers" and has since appeared in several movies.
Investigaters pursuing the shooter in the Hasse case hope that it will not take them three years to solve the mystery of who shot prosecutor Mark Hasse.
In 1991 Fort Worth, Texas prosecutor Chris Marshall was shot to death in the Tarrant County Courthouse by George Lott. Lott was unhappy about the results of his divorce case. Lott was an attorney and he not only shot Marshall but shot and wounded several apppeals judges and another attorney that was fleeing down a stairway. Ironically, none of the people Lott shot had anything to do with Lott's divorce case. They were just the tragic innocent victims of his rage. Lott recieved the death penality for his crimes. He waived all right to any an all appeals and was executed a year later.
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