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Perry Attends DA's Funeral With Eye on Border Security

Spencer Selvidge, Texas Tribune

Gov. Rick Perry attended today’s memorial service for a North Texas district attorney and his wife who were shot to death in their home over the weekend.

The death of District Attorney Michael McClelland comes about two months after the killing of another prosecutor in that county.

In an interview today with Fox News Channel, Perry tied the killings to border security.

“It’s really at the heart of this issue,” Perry said. “You secure the border, then it makes it harder for these individuals to have access into this country.”

Earlier in the day, the governor’s office put up $100,000 in reward money -- in addition to a $100,000 reward already being offered -- for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Trey Shaar is an All Things Considered producer, reporter and host. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @treyshaar.
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