District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson has scheduled Adam Pitman’s murder trial for Tuesday, July 10 at the south Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.
The trial, which is expected to last about two weeks, was originally scheduled for later this month.
Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, of Keokuk on August 30, 2011. Officers found her body in her home after Adam Pitman allegedly confessed to the crime during a traffic stop in Fort Madison.
District Court Judge John Wright has ruled that Lexington Square will be able to intervene in a lawsuit involving the Keokuk Board of Adjustment.
The Board of Adjustment is being sued by 17 individual neighbors of the nursing home over the panel’s decision to allow Lexington Square to expand its facility.
Lexington Square wanted to enter the lawsuit because of the impact the final ruling would have on its operations. The nursing home is looking to add more private rooms without increasing its bed count.