Keokuk man found guilty of killing his own mother

Adam Pitman

A 24-year-old Keokuk man has been found guilty of killing his mother last August.

Tri-States Public Radio

reports that Adam Pitman was on trial for choking his mother, Rosa Pitman, to death in her home on Concert Street.

Pitman could get a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The jury of seven men and five women received the case at about 3:15 Monday afternoon. They deliberated for about 60 minutes, then delivered the unanimous verdict.