Murder Suspect In Local Student’s Death Gets New Court Date

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Murder suspect Rico Cohn had his trial reset Monday in the 2006 death of NWACC student Nina Ingram.

Cohn appeared in Washington County Circuit Court, where a judge rescheduled his murder trial for Oct. 20.

Ingram was found strangled to death in her Fayetteville apartment in April 2006. Cohn is charged with capital murder, accused of strangling the 21 year old to death.

“Obviously, everyone would like to see this case resolved” said Tony Pirani, the defense attorney.

Police said Ingram’s brothers found her body after crawling through an unlocked window into her home. Authorities said the brothers went to her apartment to check on Ingram after the family couldn’t reach her by phone.

Her mother, Judy, sometimes traveled to Fayetteville from her home in Dallas to meet with authorities on the case.

Cohn was arrested six years after the killing and pleaded not guilty.

On Monday, his attorney sought a delay in trial date so the defense team can have more evidence tested.

“We do have evidence testing which is still outstanding, which necessitated the need for a continuance today,” Pirani said.

Pirani said the defense has submitted evidence to a private lab.

“This is obviously a very complex, and complicated case with a lot of items of evidence, and a lot of testing involved,” Pirani said. “These things do, unfortunately, take time.”

Ingram was a business student at NorthWest Arkansas Community College at the time of her death.


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