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Murder Case Defendant Buried With Honors At Camp Nelson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A World War II veteran who died while
being tried on a murder charge has been given a full military
burial.

Jack Caldwell Sr. died of natural causes on Dec. 31. His
declining health caused a judge in Danville to halt Caldwell's
trial on a charge that he fatally shot his next-door neighbor Jim
Trachsel in 2004.

Caldwell remained unburied for nearly a month as the director of
the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County and
Caldwell's argued the man wasn't eligible for burial at the
cemetery.

Caldwell's attorney says the man was buried on Saturday at Camp
Nelson as part of a full military service, which included an honor
guard.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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