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Roommate of university student accused of murdering fiancee takes the stand

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Pittman has remained in jail since his arrest. (Photo Source: WWBJ) Pittman has remained in jail since his arrest. (Photo Source: WWBJ)
Testimony began Thursday against a university student accused of murdering his fiancee and then staging it as a suicide. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file) Testimony began Thursday against a university student accused of murdering his fiancee and then staging it as a suicide. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file)
JACKSON, TN -

(WMC) - Testimony began Thursday against a university student accused of murdering his fiancee and then staging it as a suicide.

Evidence shows Charlie Pittman shot Olive Greenlee as she sat in her car, which is where she was found dead in February. Jackson police investigated the crime scene parking lot behind Luther Hall on the university's campus initially as a self-inflicted gun wound.

It later turned into a homicide investigation. Police arrested Pittman shortly after, charging him with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Pittman's former roommate took the stand Thursday. He said Pittman looked worried after the shooting and was calm. Attorneys requested a mental evaluation in the case to see if Pittman is competent enough to help his lawyer in his defense, according to Jackson Sun.

Greenlee also attended Union University, where many friends miss and remember her.

"She was infectious. She was one of those girls who never had a frown. She always lit up when she came into a room," said Hillarie Henderson, who sang with Olivia in choir.

Greenlee was looking forward to her wedding this upcoming August, friends say, and since her death, many still remember her spirit.

Pittman has remained in jail since his arrest. His case has now been bound over to the grand jury, and he is expected back in court October 6.

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