The Sentinel-Record 8-4-1977
Hot Spring County Prosecuting Attorney John Cole said Wednesday the first-degree murder trial of Hot Springs Police Lt. Thurman Abernathy probably will not be set until January or early February.
He said it is unlikely the case will come up before then because of a heavy case load in his district.
Abernathy was charged July 8 in connection with the death of Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Linda Edwards, whose skeletal remains were found scattered over Jack Mountain in Hot Spring County in February. She had been missing since last August.
Abernathy was booked on the same count again last Thursday after Cole filed a direct information in Hot Spring County Circuit Court.
He is free on $50,000 bond.