Hearings for Kenneth Pitts, Teresa Pitts


The man accused of murdering Alice Anita Oswald had a hearing on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Law enforcement in Nevada found Kenneth Pitts Jr. over the weekend. Now, local authorities are working to extradite him.

He’s wanted in Vigo County on charges of murder, burglary, altering the scene of a death, arson and obstruction of justice.

Police believe he murdered Alice Anita Oswald back in November of last year and then set her house on fire.

In January, Oswald’s body was found inside her car, which was submerged in a pond in southeastern Vigo County.

It’s unclear when Kenneth Pitts will be transported to Vigo County, but Terre Haute Police and the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office are working on that extradition.

Meanwhile, his sister Teresa Pitts appeared in Vigo County court on Tuesday.

She’s charged with assisting a criminal and obstruction of justice.

According to the probable cause affidavit, authorities say she denied having any knowledge about Pitts’ alleged involvement in the murder of Oswald.

Authorities did learn last November that Teresa allegedly told her son that Kenneth Pitts robbed Oswald and then killed her, after she shot his face.

After that, Teresa allegedly said she helped him hide Oswald’s body.

During police questioning in March, Teresa reportedly told a detective that she thought she was going to jail.

On Tuesday, the judge set her pre-trial conference for October and her trial for November 13.

She has a bond reduction hearing before that on June 21. For now, her bond remains at $75,000.

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