Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been hospitalized with pneumonia. His wife, Trina Edwards, says he is tired but doing well. She said in a Facebook message Sunday that he was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center by ambulance on Saturday.

Trina Edwards says her husband "should be back to his old self in a couple of days." His hospitalization was first reported in the Baton Rouge news media.

Edwin Edwards is 84. He served four terms as governor, then served more than eight years in federal prison after being convicted of racketeering. After completing six months of home detention in July, he married prison pen-pal Trina Grimes Scott the same month. Trina Edwards is the former governor's third wife.

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