Police: Woman beats man to death with baseball bat


by WHAS11 newsroom


Posted on November 1, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 1 at 12:18 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A woman is charged after police say she beat a man to death with a baseball bat.

It happened Monday afternoon on Preston Drive in the Lynnview area.

Holly Pitts, 35, is charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

WHAS11 is told that Pitts was an acquaintance of the victim, but neighbors say he was Pitts’ boyfriend.

Lynnview Police say they’ve been called to the residence multiple times.

Police also say Pitts has mental problems and was off her medication.

Pitts told the judge Tuesday that she was in fact not taking her medicine at the time of the alleged crime.

According to the incident report, after the alleged homicide, Pitts fled the scene with a baseball bat.

Police are getting surveillance video from a nearby Circle K that could be used as evidence.  

The morning of alleged crime, Pitts was seen at the Circle K wielding a baseball bat.

She asked for her bond to be lowered in court Tuesday but that was denied.

Her next court date will be November 10 for a preliminary hearing.