Suspect in cold case killings heads to court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Kentucky man accused of killing two Wisconsin sweethearts in 1980 is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Edward Wayne Edwards is charged with two counts of first-degree
murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, who disappeared from a wedding reception in August 1980.

Investigators say they matched DNA from Drew's pants to Edwards
earlier this year.

At Thursday's preliminary hearing, a judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to continue to trial. The 76-year-old Louisville man would get life in prison if convicted.

Edwards spent several years running scams, stealing cars and robbing banks. But he claimed to have turned his life around after leaving federal prison in Pennsylvania in 1967.

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