I remember when Mr. Caldwell was arrested for allegedly shooting Mr. Trachsel. I wondered at the time what would drive an elderly man to do something like that. When I saw him on the newscasts he seemed like a harmless old man.
I also remember thinking that Boyle County would be able to save itself some money by not bothering to try him. It was a while after the incident that Mr. Caldwell was shown on TV but he looked too weak and ill by then to be put on trial. Anyone could see that, so why bother to go to all of the expense, time and obvious aggravation to witnesses and others of putting him on trial?
Well, lo and behold, Boyle County prosecutors are doing just that. It looks ridiculous on the news that this feeble old man has to be wheeled into the court room with his oxygen and have a nurse stay by his side so you can try him. What on earth is the point except to make yourselves look silly? From the looks of him, he'll be lucky to make it to the end of the trial let alone hurt anyone else. I laugh every time I see the prosecutor strutting around the courtroom and then they show Mr. Caldwell in obvious serious condition.