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Murder Trial Moved to July

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District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson has scheduled Adam Pitman’s murder trial for Tuesday, July 10 at the south Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

The trial, which is expected to last about two weeks, was originally scheduled for later this month.

Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, of Keokuk on August 30, 2011.  Officers found her body in her home after Adam Pitman allegedly confessed to the crime during a traffic stop in Fort Madison.

Judge Danielson has yet to rule on a motion to suppress certain statements made by Adam Pitman during and after the traffic stop.

Pitman’s lawyers must also identify their official defense strategy and expert witnesses.  Court records indicate one so far, a doctor from California.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 11th.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.