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Aaron Ramsey Hearing Delayed Pending Evaluation

WILTON, Conn. - Wilton resident Aaron Ramsey, who is charged in the slaying of his father, will be kept in the lock-down ward at the Whiting Institute until further evaluations are completed.

Ramsey had been scheduled to appear at Stamford Superior Court on Friday for the continuation of the trial in the death of his 73-year-old father Edward Ramsey in May. His attorney Howard Ehring said that a third evaluation needs to take place before his client returns to court.

The continuing evaluations are to determine if Ramsey is sane. In June, the court found Ramsey to be competent to stand trial, meaning that he understood the charges against him and was able to assist in his defense. "Competent is not totally indicative of sanity,” Ehring said after the June hearing.

When originally charged in May, Ramsey was reported to have told police that he killed his father by beating him with a bench and stabbing him several times. The report stated that Ramsey also told police he had been hearing voices and had to find out who “the fakers and manipulators are" and that he was "tasked to put people on trial." In the report, he also said the “voices” told him that “aliens” were after him.

His next appearance will be on Nov. 8, until then Ramsey will remain at the Whiting Forensic Institute in Middletown. Whiting is a part of the Connecticut Valley Hospital system for the mentally ill.

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