Murder

Burlington Man Dead
5:37 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Fort Madison Man Accused of Murder

Lenard Polhans, 42, of Fort Madison faces 1 count of 1st Degree Murder
Credit Courtesy / Des Moines County Jail

Lenard Polhans, 42, of Fort Madison has been charged with First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Marvin Sutton, 35, of Burlington over the weekend.

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Reasonable Jury Conclusion
5:25 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

IA Appeals Court Upholds Murder Conviction

Adam Pitman

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the 1st degree murder conviction handed down to a Keokuk man in 2012.

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Murder and Assaults
12:32 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Violent Crimes in the Tri States

Cody Delacruz
Credit City of Galesburg

Authorities have arrested a man for a shooting death in Galesburg, two men face charges related to a sexual assault in Macomb, and the investigation continues into an assault in Keokuk.

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Sentencing To Be Scheduled
4:56 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Pitman Guilty of First Degree Murder

Adam Pitman, 24, of Keokuk has been found guilty of 1st degree murder. He was accused of choking his mother, Rosa Pitman, to death August 30, 2011.

Adam Pitman, 24, of Keokuk has been found guilty of one count of 1st Degree Murder. 

He was accused of choking his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, to death in her home at 1602 Concert Street in Keokuk in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.

An autopsy revealed Rosa Pitman died of asphyxiation due to a combination of strangulation and suffocation.

1st Degree Murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Son Accused of Killing Mother
11:14 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Pitman Murder Trial : Day 4

The fourth day of the murder trial of Keokuk resident Adam Pitman again wrapped up early due to just one witness being on the docket.

Judge Cynthia Danielson is presiding over the case at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, in her home in the early morning hours of August 30, 2011.  He allegedly confessed to the crime after being pulled over for a traffic violation several hours later.

1st Degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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