Randolph Maidens, the 42-year-old Brentwood man accused of killing his wife, waived his right to have a preliminary hearing to be held within 10 days in the Williamson County General Sessions court this morning.
Judge Al Nations set a preliminary hearing and a bond reduction hearing for May 23 at 1 p.m. District Attorney Kim Helper said the state will present two witnesses at that time. Maidens’ bond is currently $2.5 million.
Maidens allegedly shot and killed his wife, Brentwood orthodontist Dr. Rachael Maidens, at their home in the exclusive Governors Club subdivision in Brentwood sometime on or before Sunday, April 26.
Police entered the home as part of a welfare check at the request of the family of Dr. Maidens just before 6 p.m. on April 21. There they found her dead on the scene as a result of a shooting. Also found, unharmed, was the couple's 2-year-old daughter.
Police initiated a manhunt for Randolph Maidens and shut down the roughly 2,000-acre subdivision and golf course until he was located coming out of a wooded area, headed towards his home at about 6 a.m. on Monday, April 22.