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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – An April trial date has been set for a Fort Wayne man who is accused of beating his girlfriend to death at a local motel.

David Fabela is being charged with murder in the May 15, 2018, beating death of Michelle Funk-Pike.  She was found in a motel room at the Regency Inn on Coliseum Boulevard with injuries to the head, chest, and neck.  She had also been strangled.

Witnesses say Fabela was wandering around the motel, telling guests that he killed his girlfriend and her body was in his motel room.

Judge David Zent said Tuesday that Fabela is competent to stand trial.  The trial is set to begin on April 7.

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