Court date set for Union University student accused of murder

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB, ABP) — Accused of murdering his fiancée and staging her death to look like a suicide, Charles “Charlie” Pittman will potentially return to court July 10 for a preliminary hearing. The Alabama Baptist most recently reported that Pittman, a former Union University student, had undergone mental evaluations to determine his competency to stand trial. If found competent, the preliminary hearing will determine if there’s enough evidence against Pittman to send the case to the grand jury. If he chooses, he can waive his right to a preliminary hearing and the case will proceed automatically to the grand jury. Pittman will face charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the shooting of Olivia Greenlee, also a Union student, who was found dead in a parking lot Feb. 12 on the edge of the Jackson, Tenn., campus. The preliminary cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head. A 9mm handgun belonging to one of Pittman’s roommates was found in the car. Police said evidence at the scene contradicted Pittman’s account that he provided Greenlee with the weapon but that she shot herself.

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