In a shocking reversal, Smith County prosecutors agreed Monday to throw out murder charges against Kerry Max Cook, a man they’ve insisted for nearly 40 years was guilty of one of the small East Texas county’s most notorious killings.
June 9th, 1977
Woman found dead and mutilated in Unit #169: On June the 9th 1977 Linda Jo Edwards age 22 was found dead in her apartment in Tyler Texas. She had been beaten, stabbed, chewed on and mutilated. Kerry Max Cook was arrested and charged with the murder. He received the death penalty. he spent 22 years in prison, 13 of those on Death Row.
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