Black and white image of Mr. Cardwell and woman

Jackie Cardwell

On February 1, 1991 around 3:05 a.m., someone knocked on the front door of 40-year-old Jackie Cardwell’s house. Cardwell opened the door and someone shot him with a shotgun. He was later pronounced dead at UT Medical Center. Cardwell’s wife said she was lying in bed when she heard the knock. She said when her husband opened the door, she heard him talking to a man and then heard a gunshot. Cardwell had been involved in a boating accident six months prior to his murder where Lee Monday and Ralph “Red” Dunn were killed on Douglas Lake.