Cohn Pleads Not Guilty in Ingram’s Murder
A Springdale man accused of strangling 21-year-old Nina Ingram to death in her Fayetteville apartment in 2006 pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge during an arraignment Wednesday.
Rico Tavarous Cohn, 26, is being held in the Washington County jail. His next court date is Aug. 20.
Investigators were led to Cohn as the result of a lead generated by media coverage of the case, according to police.
Ingram, a business student at NorthWest Arkansas Community Colllege, was found strangled April 22, 2006, in her apartment at what then was known as the Law Quad Apartments at 701 W. Sycamore St. The complex is now called Club at the Creek.
One of her brothers and his friend found her body after they crawled through an unlocked window, police said. They went to the apartment to check on Ingram after the family couldn’t reach her by phone.
Despite continued investigating by police, Ingram’s murder had gone unsolved for six years. In April, a new detective was assigned to work solely on solving the case.