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Man charged with murdering Pamela Pitts and leaving her body in burning apartment

Posted at 10:10 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 18:43:50-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police have made an arrest in the case of a woman who was found shot to death inside a burning apartment.

The body of 55-year-old Pamela Pitts was discovered the morning of September 14 inside her home bedroom on Abbott Court.

More than two-weeks later, police took 52-year-old Keith Fleming into custody.

Besides first degree murder, online court records show Fleming also being charged with second degree arson and malicious burning in connection to the fire.

According to a police report, cameras in the Latrobe Homes public housing development spotted Fleming entering and leaving Pitts' apartment right before and after it caught fire.

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During an interview, Fleming reportedly told detectives that he and Pitts were involved in a relationship.

Although never confessing to the murder, Fleming said he'd been with Pitts and her brother until 2:30 that morning playing cards and watching the Ravens game.

That would have been about an hour-and-a-half before cameras first caught Fleming leaving her apartment.

On top of that, both of Pitts' brothers said they hadn't seen their sister in months and years respectively.

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Fleming is currently held without bail.

A preliminary court hearing has been scheduled for October 26.