Mental Competency Hearing Set For Charity Ford

Mental Competency Hearing Set For Charity Ford

A trial date of October 23rd has been set for a mental competency hearing to determine whether or not Charity Ford is fit to stand trial for three felony charges connected to murder, attempted murder and child endangerment. Ford allegedly killed her husband and shot her granddaughter at her Burson home. Calaveras Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Amos Lane Home in Burson on Oct. 16, 2013 to find, Randolph Ford, deadin the driveway with five gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Brittney McGhee, also on scene was found with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. McGhee’s 5-month old son was located uninjured inside the home. A trial was originally slated to take place before Judge Grant Barrett ordered Ford to undergo examination to determine mental competency after a motion filed by her attorney implied the woman may be incapable of understanding the proceedings against her or unable to defend herself. Ford pleaded not guilty to all charges in 2014. 

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