Lynn Keel arrives in court day after autopsy revealed his wife died in violent attack

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Nash Co. woman died from blunt force injuries, stab wounds: Autopsy
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Diana Keel had multiple skull fractures, internal bleeding and stab wounds on her neck and head. Her husband is charged in her death.

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A trial date has been set for Lynn Keel, the man accused of murdering his wife in Nash County in March 2019.

Keel was in court Thursday, a day after the autopsy for his wife, Diane Alejandra Keel, was made public.

The autopsy revealed that she died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds related to a particularly vicious attack.

Lynn Keel was found and arrested in Arizona days after his wife body was found in Edgecombe County.

Wednesday, ABC11 obtained a copy of Diana Keel's autopsy. The report said the 38-year-old woman suffered multiple skull fractures, internal bleeding and stab wounds to her face and neck. Her lung was also punctured and she was missing her left eye.

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Lynn Keel's first wife, Elizabeth Bess Edwards Keel, also died. Her death was ruled an accident, with investigators being told she fell and hit her head on the corner of a set of concrete stairs.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 6 in Nash County. However, the trial is scheduled for July 27 in Pitt County.