Abernathy to be arraigned Thursday

City and State Digest
The Sentinel-Record 12-21-1977

Hot Springs Police Lt. Thurman Abernathy will be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge Thursday morning in Hot Spring County Circuit Court.

Abernathy is accused of killing Garland County Deputy Linda Edwards, whose skeletal remains were found scattered over Jack Mountain in Hot Spring County in February. She had been missing since Aug. 22, 1976.

The case is scheduled for trial Feb. 22.

Abernathy is free in lieu of $50,000 and on indefinite suspension from the Hot Springs Police Department.

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