Murder convict tells judge he’s innocent

January 1, 2019

A Fort Wayne man convicted of shooting De’andre Voss to death outside an apartment complex in 2017 is maintaining his innocence.

Jurors on Dec. 13 found Bryan L. Flowers, 35, guilty of murder after reviewing DNA evidence, witness testimony and surveillance video that connected him to the crime. In a half-page, handwritten letter sent Wednesday to the judge who presided over his trial, Flowers said he was “falsely accused and wrongfully convicted.”

The letter to Judge Fran Gull says he “asked as well as begged” for prosecutors and defense attorney Stanley Campbell to “have the surveillance video cleared up.” The letter, which was filed with the court, does not clarify the claim.

Flowers is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 11.

Suspect in slaying still incompetent

A man charged in the beating death of his mother in her New Haven home in 2017 remains incompetent to stand trial.

Chad A. Ingram, 43, is charged with murder in the death of Heidi Colley, 61, in November 2017. An Allen County judge found him incompetent to stand trial in July after a psychologist testified about bizarre answers he gave during a court-ordered examination.

A report filed Dec. 18 in Allen Superior Court by state officials indicates he still is incompetent to stand trial, court records show. The report is sealed. No hearings are scheduled in the case.


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