An attorney for Bonnie Trachsel asked a judge Monday to appoint an administrator for the estate of Jack Caldwell Sr. so a wrongful death lawsuit against Caldwell's heirs can continue.
Caldwell died Dec. 31, during the middle of his trial for the 2004 shooting death of Jim Trachsel, and by law his surviving children had 60 days to name an administrator for the estate.
That deadline passed Saturday with no administrator being selected, and attorney Ed Hays filed a motion Thursday requesting Boyle District Judge Jeff Dotson appoint a public administrator. That motion will be heard by Dotson on March 14.
Caldwell claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot Trachsel, his neighbor, but Caldwell died before the case got to the jury.