Father Found Competent to Stand Trial in Daughter's Murder

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A father accused of shooting his adopted daughter to death in Kanawha County has been found competent to stand trial.

Roy Pittman was in court Monday morning.

A mental evaluation showed he is competent to stand trial, but there is questions about his mental capacity.

Another evaluation was ordered by the judge.

Police say Pittman shot his 15-year-old daughter Brittany to death last May.

It happened at their house on Keystone Drive near Charleston.

Police say after he killed Brittany, he shot his son Matthew in the leg and then turned the gun on himself.

Pittman's trial is set to start on August 18th.


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