Suspect in murder of pastor's wife found unresponsive in jail cell with dead cellmate

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Family of suspect in 2018 Warren Co. fire, murder says he's innocent
The family of a Warren County man accused of a violent home invasion that killed a pastor's wife is expressing concern that he will not get a fair and just trial.

OXFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- An inmate scheduled to testify in a murder trial was found unconscious in his jail cell Friday.

Kevin Munn is one of two suspects in a violent 2018 Granville County home invasion where a pastor, John Alford, was badly burned and his wife, Nancy Alford, was killed. Munn has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case and agreed to testify against the other suspect James Kearney.

Kearney has maintained his innocence in the case, saying he has an alibi that he was not at the scene of the crime when it happened.

Granville County Sheriff's Office said Munn and an unnamed inmate were found unresponsive in their cell at 5 a.m. Friday. Munn was taken to the hospital but the other inmate did not survive.

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