Rexford Lynn Keel Jr., 59, plead no contest to the 2019 murder of his wife to avoid going to trial. He will face up to lifein prison on murder and kidnappings charges.
Trial was set to start today, Monday October 4th, 2021. Before jury selection took place his attorney announced that Keel wanted to enter a plea.
Keel Jr was arrested on March 17, 2019, in connection with the murder of his wife, Diana Alejandra Keel, 38. He was captured in Arizona after fleeing the area with a large amount of money. He was just 30 miles from the Mexico border.
Diana was reported missing as she did not show up to work and her children had not heard from her. She was an ER nurse. 3 days later her body was found in Edgecombe County .
Keel is now going to serve time for her death.