Judge appoints new attorney for McAllen man accused of kidnapping, murder

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A McAllen man accused of kidnapping and murdering his ex-wife now has a new attorney.

Richard Ford, 40, of McAllen was initially represented by attorney Sergio J. Sanchez of McAllen.

On Wednesday, when Ford was scheduled for a hearing before 464th state District Judge Ysmael D. Fonseca Jr. on a motion to reduce his bail, Sanchez announced he would withdraw from the case.

A new attorney, Hector Hernandez Jr. of Edinburg, will replace Sanchez.

Ford is scheduled for another hearing on Aug. 26.

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