Here on Law & Fiction, I like to take the news and suggest ways writers can use it in their fiction.
But this story is too awful. Mark Hasse, a prosecutor in a town outside Dallas, was shot and killed Thursday morning near the courthouse, by two men wearing masks and protective vests. Here’s the latest account from the Dallas Morning News, and another from the New York Times (which may require a sign-in). Mr. Hasse was 57, the lead felony prosecutor in Kaufman County. Local officials agree that it looks like a targeted killing, but can’t yet confirm that.
As I have said here before, I really wish I was making this up. Please keep his family, friends, and co-workers in your thoughts.