BREAKING NEWS: Pittman Found Guilty

A Pitt County jury has found a Greenville man guilty of first degree murder.

The jury returned the verdict against Shadeek Pittman at 4:45 p.m. The jury got the case shortly after 11:00 a.m.

Pittman was given the mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Pittman's trial began Monday. He was accused in the July 2007 murder of Kenneth Andrews on Imperial Street in Greenville.

On the stand Wednesday, Pittman admitted to shooting Andrews, but said it was in self defense. He testified that back in 2005 he took a wallet and a pair of pants from the victim. While the pants were returned, Pittman says Andrews continued to threatened him over the missing wallet.

He says on the day of the shooting he ran into Andrews and the two men argued. Pittman thought he was in danger. He said Andrews began to reach for something and shot the victim three times.

Jurors had to decide between first degree murder, second degree murder or not guilty.

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  • by Shiqueta pittman on Dec 4, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    everybody against my nrother like kenneth was so good the man was just getting out of jail . nobody knows the story of why it happend but him and my brother yall need to take a walk in his shoes. he may have got life without parole but they cant hold him forever free my big brother shadeek i love you .the truth will come out soon trust me its another person a piece to this murder
  • by benson on May 5, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    my son dad is not bad and people don't no the truth he didn't take those pant and he don't desirve this so now i got the truth and its coming out soon....
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      by Gray on Jul 3, 2011 at 05:03 PM in reply to benson
      Buy a vowel and an education
  • by SHIQUETA Location: GREENVILLE on Mar 25, 2010 at 02:19 PM
  • by tyneisha Location: Greenville on Mar 25, 2010 at 02:06 PM
    I want to say thank you to all you who think my brother should be free and i want to also say to kennth mother iam very sorry for the lost of your son my brother didn't mean to hurt anyone he was a loving father friend and lil brother he had a hard life and he was bully all the time he was very misunerstood he was pretecting hiself my brother walk them streets for 22 years and didn't harm a fly and if you had of walk a mile in his shoes you could see what drove him to the street life he was not a GOING AROUND HURTING PEOPLE look at all this people that have kill someone and walking arou d greenville work out got there self together do you think they will kill again and what about the ones that are robbing people every day hurting people sealing drugs the are hurting people my brother made a mistake so why can't he have a second chance at life just think about if it was your kid and they told you it was selfdefense you would stand behind them 100% i love my brother and his 9 yearold do 2
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      by Gray on Jul 3, 2011 at 05:04 PM in reply to tyneisha
      Get a life...
  • by Mother of Victim Location: greenville nc on Jan 30, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    I want to thank all the people involved in this case (jurors, lawyers, GPD and witnesses)that sought Justice for my son Kenneth Andrews. As my breavement continues I can only find hope in knowing that Shadeek Pittman will not be allowed to kill again or to ever walk the streets of Greenville NC. My beloved son's face will forever become a part of his nightmares and restless dreams. I soften now as before his death speak at rallies, schools and all over preaching to teens, felons, and everyone about nonviolence. My forever quote is "Enough is Enough". Remember Kenneth Dewayne Andrews 15 May 1983-17 July 2007 "Rest In Peace now" You are Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    Well said LEO !!!
  • by tae Location: g-vegas on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:27 PM
    RIP Kenny... gone but not forgotten
  • by LEO Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    Red Ruby fortunately for society and Greenville it does not matter what you think at this point.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    It should have been death. Period.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:03 PM
    Good. Now let's get that hard labor started. Take this sledge hammer and go break some rocks.You'll be through in 10 or 15 years.
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