Grand Jury indicts Pittman for first-degree murder, tampering with evidence

Charles Pittman

Today the Madison County Grand  Jury indicted Charles Pittman, 22, for  first‐degree  murder  and  tampering  with  evidence  in  connection  with the February death of his  fiancée, Olivia Greenlee, according to the Jackson Police Department.

Pittman and Greenlee were both students at Union.

Pittman,  who  continues  to  be  held  at  the Madison  County  Jail  without  bond, is scheduled  to  be  arraigned  at  8 a.m.  Monday, Nov. 10,  in  Madison  County  Circuit Court, Division I.

Jackson  police were  called  to  the  parking lot  of  Luther Hall, an auxiliary part of Union’s  campus around  8  a.m.  Feb.  12  after  Greenlee,  21,  was  found  dead  inside  her  Toyota Corolla.

Police investigators and an assistant county medical examiner found a gun inside the car, and the cause of death was determined to be a single gunshot wound.

Police investigators developed Greenlee’s fiancé, Pittman, as a person of interest. The investigation determined that Pittman shot Greenlee as she sat inside her car at  Luther  Hall  and  then  staged  the  crime  scene  to  give  the  appearance  that Greenlee had committed suicide.

On Feb.  14,  Pittman  was  arrested  in  Jackson  and  charged  with  Greenlee’s murder. His preliminary hearing was held July 10, sending the case to the grand jury.

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Katherine Burgess, a class of 2015 journalism alumna, is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Cardinal & Cream. Her journalism has taken her from a United Nations Tribunal to the largest maximum security prison in the United States to Capitol Hill. She is now the Education Reporter for the Jackson Sun. Follow her on Twitter @kathsburgess