Suspect In Murder Of Union University Student In Court

Charles Pittman

(Jackson, TN) Charles Pittman, 21, has been held over without bond after going before a judge today.

Pittman is charged with First Degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the homicide of Olivia Greenlee, 21.

Last Wednesday, Jackson police were called after Greenlee was found dead in her 2001 Toyota Corolla on the parking lot behind Luther Hall on Union University’s Campus.

A gun was found inside the car and the preliminary cause of death was a single gunshot wound.

Pitman and Greenlee were both students at Union University and lived off campus in Jackson.

Investigators met with Pittman and conducted a follow-up interview.

Based on their findings, he was taken into custody and booked at the Madison County Jail on an investigative hold.

As investigators met with prosecutors, the evidence showed Pittman shot Greenlee as she sat in her car.

Pittman than allegedly staged the crime scene to give the appearance Greenlee had committed suicide.

Investigators prepared a warrant charging Pittman with First Degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Statement from Union University President David S. Dockery

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 15, 2014– Today we have learned that Jackson police have arrested Charles Pittman, a senior Christian ministries major, in connection with the death of Olivia Greenlee, a senior music education major.

Olivia was found dead in her vehicle on an auxiliary part of our campus earlier this week. This tragedy, involving two Union University commuter students, is incredibly devastating and saddening news.

Understanding that an arrest is not the same thing as a conviction, we now need to let the judicial process run its course. Union University continues to cooperate with authorities.

Crisis counselors are available to serve our campus community. Individuals may connect with them by visiting the front desk at the Bowld Student Commons or by contacting the Office of Student Services.

During this difficult time, words motivated by hatred or judgment are not helpful to anyone. I want to encourage us to pray for all the families connected to this tragedy. Let us ask for God’s wisdom, comfort, help and mercy during the days and weeks to come.

Faithfully,

David S. Dockery
President, Union University

- See more at: http://www.uu.edu/news/release.cfm?ID=2245#sthash.w0qMJAJ7.dpuf

Statement from Union University President David S. Dockery

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 15, 2014– Today we have learned that Jackson police have arrested Charles Pittman, a senior Christian ministries major, in connection with the death of Olivia Greenlee, a senior music education major.

Olivia was found dead in her vehicle on an auxiliary part of our campus earlier this week. This tragedy, involving two Union University commuter students, is incredibly devastating and saddening news.

Understanding that an arrest is not the same thing as a conviction, we now need to let the judicial process run its course. Union University continues to cooperate with authorities.

Crisis counselors are available to serve our campus community. Individuals may connect with them by visiting the front desk at the Bowld Student Commons or by contacting the Office of Student Services.

During this difficult time, words motivated by hatred or judgment are not helpful to anyone. I want to encourage us to pray for all the families connected to this tragedy. Let us ask for God’s wisdom, comfort, help and mercy during the days and weeks to come.

Faithfully,

David S. Dockery
President, Union University

- See more at: http://www.uu.edu/news/release.cfm?ID=2245#sthash.w0qMJAJ7.dpuf

15 comments

  • Aha!

    @uu123 — I hope you are not going to try and defend this creep. Yes, he is a neanderthal. An alleged killer. A monster.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Joe no such thing as random shall i go down the list like the snow queen who used a sledge hammer on her six month old grand child in Chicago AND slit her throat? Or the Wall Street people who almost bankrupted this good old USA?

  • Louisville via Memphis

    Say Joe,what about all these white child killers I’ve been reading about in the news lately???Smdh

    • joe

      Say, what about the disabled WHITE vet that was attacked in Cleveland?

      During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.
      “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”

      If this was a bunch of white boys beating up a disabled black vet WREG would have 24/7 coverage until the trial was over.

  • Sandra Smith

    Please stop. What happened to the disabled vet was horrible as was what Zimmerman and Micheal Dunn did. This is about Miss Greenlee and the person who may have murdered her. What I hope and pray is that if Charles Pittman did this and when this is over, that he, like the murdering pastor at Cornerstone Church in Madison TN, doesn’t announce that God has forgiven him and Christians should send him lots of money.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Murder is most foul. You can know whomever you want and defend that simp punk all you want but if these allegations are true this guy is a real punk for icing this girl and then attempts to stage the crime scene. You sound like a Michael Dunn defender as well.Fact is you snow beast are hypocritical fools. May the victim regardless of ethnicity rest in peace.

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