Visitation for Malcolm C. Schulz is Wednesday, March 12th at the Hamil Family Funeral Home. The hours are from 5-7 p.m.
Schulz was the defense attorney for the Andrew Cantu case, the man convicted and sentenced to death row for a triple murder-for-hire in 1990.
A well-known Abilene attorney passed away late Saturday morning.
Malcolm C. Schulz of Schulz & Robertson died at Hendrick Medical Center before noon due to health complications. According to his family, he was admitted to the hospital Thursday night after suffering a heart attack. He would've celebrated his 89th birthday this month.
Schulz is described as a beloved legal icon in Taylor county who practiced law for 65 years. He was known to provide legal assistance to those who couldn't financially afford it.
"To many of his clients, Mr. Schulz was a kind mind who cared deeply about thE families he represented," a family spokesperson said. "He cherished the close friendships that he had built over the years."
Schulz moved to Abilene in 1938 and attended Abilene High School. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Schulz attended Baylor Law School and graduated in 1949.
Schulz is survived by his wife, four daughters, brother, grandchildren and great grand children.