GRAPEVINE Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asked for prayers for the families of public officials killed in Kaufman County during an appearance at a Tarrant County Tea Party event in Grapevine Monday night.

Abbott also made this promise: We are going to track down these murderers ... and bring them to justice to protect the men and women who prosecute these criminals in the first place and put them behind bars."

These are the first public comments Abbott has made about the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife last month and prosecutor Mark Hasse on January 31.

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