Millersville man charged with murdering mother ruled incompetent to stand trial

Phil Davis
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A Millersville man facing murder charges for allegedly killing his mother in a violent attack in July has been ruled incompetent to stand trial by the Maryland Department of Health.

Torian Andrew Mack, 23, was arrested at his Millersville home and charged with first-degree murder on July 7 after police responded to a report of an assault. Police said officers found his mother — Rhonda Mack-Dickerson, 53, who also lived at the home — dead from an “apparent violent attack.”

A court filing entered Wednesday says Mack was found to be unfit to stand trial because of “a mental disorder.”

The filing also orders Mack committed to the health department “until the court is satisfied the defendant is no longer incompetent to stand trial or is no longer … a danger to self or the person or property of another.”

A competency hearing is scheduled for April 30, according to court records. A call for comment from Mack’s attorney was not returned Friday.

Police wrote in charging documents that Mack was inside the home “covered in blood” when they arrived and he told officers he assaulted her because he was “tired of my mom calling me a liar.”

He’d told her earlier that he was beaten up by the Ku Klux Klan, police wrote. A police spokesman said there appeared to be no validity to the claim.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Mack-Dickerson’s death a homicide due to “multiple injuries to the head and neck.”

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