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PSYCHOLOGIST: Ingram, accused of fatally beating mother, not competent to stand trial

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Chad Ingram appeared in court Friday morning for a hearing in response to a request for a competency hearing.  

43-year-old Ingram is facing a murder charge in the death of his mother, 61-year-old Heidi Colley. Police said they went to their home in the 1600 block of Sherbrook Drive on a well-being check and found Colley dead on the bedroom floor on Nov. 25, 2017.  

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Ingram appeared in court Friday, July 6, for a hearing in response to a request for a competency hearing. 

While in court, two psychologists gave testimonies about their interviews with Ingram. One said he could offer no recommendation as Ingram did not participate in the meeting, and answered none of the questions.   

The other psychologist said that in his opinion, Ingram is not competent to stand trial. 

They said that while he did not answer any of his questions, he did speak in rambling, bizarre statements that had nothing to do with the hearing or questions. 

One psychologist said he does not feel as though Ingram was choosing not to participate, but that he is not able to do so and therefore is unable to stand trial. Ingram's lawyer said he agreed. 

Ingram also would not participate in his own defense, saying he is not under arrest and is not in jail. 

But the prosecution said they feel as though Ingram is malingering, fabricating or exaggerating symptoms of any mental or physical disorders for personal gains. 

The judge said they are going to review Ingram's previous court cases and mental evaluations. As of today, no other actions were taken. 
 

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