updated 8/3/2009 10:56:28 AM ET 2009-08-03T14:56:28

A Kentucky man has agreed to return to Wisconsin to face charges he killed a couple nearly 30 years ago and dumped their bodies in the countryside.

Edward W. Edwards said "I'll go" when Jefferson County District Judge David Armstrong Jr. asked Monday if he wanted to fight extradition.

The 76-year-old Edwards appeared in court in a wheelchair with a cast on his left arm. He's accused of killing 19-year-old high school sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew , who disappeared from a wedding reception on Aug. 9, 1980. Two months later, searchers found their bodies a few miles from the reception hall.

Wisconsin investigators arrested Edwards in Louisville on Thursday. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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