Union University student charged with murder receives mental evaluation

JACKSON, Tenn. (ABP) — A Union University student charged with murdering his fiancée and staging it to look like a suicide is undergoing mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Charles Pittman, 21, a Christian ministry major and former member of the Jackson, Tenn., university’s golf team, will appear in court when his evaluation is completed. According to the Jackson Sun, his attorney says determining whether a defendant can assist in his own defense is standard when the charge is first-degree murder.

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