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Convicted killer admits new murder

June 18, 2010

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— Edward W. Edwards’ admission that he murdered two young couples decades ago in Wisconsin and Ohio only netted him a life behind bars. Now he’s aiming for a date with the executioner.

The 77-year-old Kentucky con man told The Associated Press in a jailhouse interview Wednesday that he lured a 24-year-old man he considered a foster son to a secluded cemetery near his home in Burton, Ohio, in June 1996, shot him twice in the chest with a shotgun and buried him in a shallow grave.

He said he was confessing to the slaying because his family wants him to come clean about his past and because he’d rather die than spend his remaining years rotting in prison.

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