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MURDER APPEAL: Pitman Conviction Upheld

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The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a Keokuk man who killed his mother in August of 2011.

Adam Pitman was convicted of first degree murder in 2012 for the death of 46-year-old Rosa Pitman. Investigators say he strangled Pitman with an electric cord while high on drugs.

Adam Pitman claimed statements he made to police while under the influence of drugs, admitting he killed his mother, should not have been admissible in court.

The Appeals court disagreed with the claim, saying, “The State established Pitman’s statements were voluntary and admissible.”

Pitman is serving a mandatory life sentence in prison for the murder.