Jun 11, 2010 2:04 PM by Greg Boyce

Aging con man pleads guilty to murder

An aging con man once on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has pleaded guilty to killing a young Ohio couple in 1977, his second admission in a double murder case this week.

Edward Edwards appeared in an Akron courtroom Friday, two days after he unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing a teenage couple in Wisconsin in 1980.  He declined to make a statement and was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.

The ailing 76-year-old Kentucky man was arrested in July after DNA connected him to the Wisconsin slayings. In April, he confessed to shooting the Ohio couple in the neck at close range and leaving their bodies in a park.


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