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Suspect in 2020 McAllen murder rejects plea deal

1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago Saturday, July 02 2022 Jul 2, 2022 July 02, 2022 7:45 PM July 02, 2022 in News - Local

The case of the man accused of kidnapping and killing his ex-wife will go to trial in the fall.

Richard Ford rejected a plea deal Friday that said he would receive a life sentence if he pled guilty to the charge of capital murder.

Ford is accused of kidnapping Melissa Banda from her McAllen home and then dumping her body in a rural area near Donna on August 2020.

Ford’s trial is scheduled to begin November 11.

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