City and State Digest
The Sentinel-Record 7-7-1978
A trial date has been set August 13-15 in Hot Spring County Circuit Court for Lt. Thurman Abernathy, accused of murdering a Garland County Sheriff’s deputy in 1976.
Abernathy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Linda Edwards, whose skeletal remains were found in a mountainous area just inside the Hot Spring County line six months after her disappearance.
Abernathy was a member of the Hot Springs Police Department at the time of Edwards’ death.
Jack Holt Jr., a Little Rock attorney, will serve as defense with H. B. Means presiding as judge.