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Nashua man ruled incompetent to be tried in mom’s brutal beating
Judge Jacalyn Colburn of Hillsborough County Superior Court ruled earlier this month that Thomas V. Foden, 39, of Nashua, is currently incompetent to be tried on three felony charges of second-degree assault and one count of burglary for the Nov. 25, 2012, attack.
Foden, who has a history of mental illness, allegedly invaded Alicia J. Flanders’ Merrimack home and began assaulting her, pushing her into a glass cabinet that severed her left ear and caused her left eye socket to rupture. Court records indicate that the ear, which was found by authorities, could not be reattached.
Foden, according to court documents, “holds very strong negative beliefs about psychiatry and mental health treatment, including the belief that mental illness is used by the government as a means of control or social hygiene, as well as the contention that he does not suffer from any mental illness,” says court records.
Colburn agreed, recommending that Foden be transferred to the New Hampshire Hospital or the secure psychiatric unit at the state prison for new treatment.
During Foden’s arraignment last fall, Judge Clifford Kinghorn described photographs of Flanders’ injuries as “some of the most awful pictures I’ve ever seen” and said his heart goes out to Flanders.
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