IN COURT TODAY—Rexford Lynn Keel, accused of murdering his wife, Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, appeared before a judge in Nash County. Court documents I obtained show there will be a change of venue for his trial. It's set for July 27, 2020 in Pitt County. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/1LMcoPAEdO— Gloria Rodriguez (@GloriaABC11) February 27, 2020
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.