No decision made on McAllen man accused of kidnapping, murdering his wife

10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Wednesday, June 30 2021 Jun 30, 2021 June 30, 2021 5:45 PM June 30, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Staff

A pre-trial hearing for a McAllen man accused of killing his ex-wife has been reset as prosecutors continue to decide if they’ll seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors were set to decide whether or not Richard Ford would face the death penalty, and asked for more time – saying the case has many moving pieces.

McAllen man accused of kidnapping, killing ex-wife pleads not guilty

Ford is accused of killing his ex-wife - Melissa Banda - after he allegedly forced her into a car from her McAllen home. 

Ford is facing several charges, including capital murder, and remains jailed on a $4.5 million bond, court records show.

Prosecutors were given until November 8 to decide Ford's fate if he's convicted.

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