He was eventually imprisoned in Leavenworth, from which he was paroled in 1967.He claimed that as the result of the influence of a benevolent guard at Leavenworth, he reformed and married, and became a motivational speaker on the subject of his reform.
Edwards is known to have murdered five people, two in Ohio in 1977, two in Wisconsin in 1980, and one in Ohio in 1996.
The first murders for which Edwards was convicted, of Billy Lavaco and Judy Straub, a double murder, took place in Ohio in 1977.
He received life sentences for these crimes in 2010.
Edward Wayne Edwards (June 14, 1933 – April 7, 2011) was a convicted American serial killer.
Edwards escaped from jail in Akron, Ohio in 1955 by pushing past a guard and fled across the country, holding up gas stations for money.
In 1961, he landed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
He eventually was captured and arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on January 20, 1962.
Paroled in 1967, between 19 he murdered at least 5 people and is suspected in many other killings as well.
he grew up primarily as an orphan after witnessing the suicide of his mother.
In his autobiography, Edwards claimed that he was abused, both physically and emotionally in an orphanage, which contributed to his criminal behavior. He lived most of his life, when not incarcerated, in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1955 Edwards escaped from a jail in Akron and drifted around the country, robbing gas stations when he needed money.