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He told dispatchers that he thought she may have taken too much medication for anxiety or depression.

The couple filed for divorce in April, but Mr. King released a statement Wednesday saying their marriage is still together.

King spokesman Howard Rubenstein said Mrs. King is in good shape and enjoying her life.

WISCONSIN

Con man admits to killing couple

JEFFERSON — An ailing Kentucky con man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a teenage couple in Wisconsin nearly 30 years ago and agreed to plead guilty to two Ohio murders he had earlier confessed to.

Edward W. Edwards, 76, unexpectedly entered the guilty pleas during a hearing that was supposed to determine which jail he would be held in while awaiting trial.

His attorney, Jeffery De La Rosa, said Edwards didn’t make the final decision on signing the deal until an hour before the hearing.

Edwards, who’s in poor health, didn’t address the roughly two dozen friends and family members of Wisconsin victims Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, who gathered in the courtroom. He only spoke in response to questions from Jefferson County Judge William F. Hue.

Edwards pleaded guilty to killing the 19-year-old sweethearts in 1980. Edwards will be sentenced at a later date to mandatory life prison sentences for each murder.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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