It’s taken 30-years to nab a suspect, now investigators are running into a new time-line in bringing a double murder case to trial.
The health of the suspect in the 1980 murders of high school sweethearts Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew is pushing the deadline of the extradition process. Edward Edwards was expected in Jefferson County court this week to face charges in the double homicide. But the 76-year-old is now so sick, he’s in a Louisville, Kentucky hospital.
He’ll need doctors and a costly medical transport for the 12-hour trip, with cost quotes for the move running to 15-thousand dollars. The law allows ten days for extradition to occur, so Edwards initial appearance may be scheduled the day he arrives.