Not guilty pleas Friday, from an elderly man charged with murdering a teenage couple nearly 30 years ago. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ says the pleas, from 76 year-old Edward Edwards were not unexpected

AUDIO: D.A. Susan Happ (:11 MP3)

Edwards faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the August 1980 deaths of Kelly Drew and Tim Hack. D.A. Happ says she spoke with the victims’ families, who have been “on a roller coaster ride”

AUDIO: D.A. Susan Happ (:22 MP3)

Edwards, who’s in poor health, appeared via videoconference. Happ says that was primarily to save the costs of transporting Edwards to the courthouse: he’ll be there when his trial begins.

AUDIO: D.A. Susan Happ (:21 MP3)

Edwards, of Louisville, Kentucky, is charged in the deaths of Drew and Hack, whose bodies were found about two months after they disappeared from a wedding reception in August of 1980. Edwards was extradited to Wisconsin in August, after DNA evidence was found linking him to the killings.

Audio courtesy WFAW

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