Man charged with killing Alamance deputy in 1970 dies | Burlington Times News

A man accused of killing an Alamance County Sheriff’s deputy more than 40 years ago died last week.

A graveside service was held for Ralph K. Averitte Monday at the Oakwood Cemetery of Mebane, according to his obituary. Details about where he lived when he died on Dec. 29 were unavailable.

Last April, Judge Paul Gessner granted a petition in Alamance County Superior Court that dismissed the first-degree murder charge against Averitte. A state psychiatrist testified that he was incompetent to stand trial.

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