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



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