Long suspected of murder, she confessed but avoided prison
May 9, 2021
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — There was no shortage of tips about who killed Pamela Pitts, a rowdy but compassionate 19-year-old whose body was found burned beyond recognition in a pile of trash in 1988.
A Satanic cult. A drug dealer. A cowboy. An ex-lover. A guy nicknamed "Halftrack." Or maybe it was an overdose at a spot in central Arizona where people went to party.
It would take more than 30 years, some prison calls and an eyebrow-raising plea deal before a convicted murderer would confess and the mystery would partly be solved. But in a shocking twist, a court recently agreed Pitts' killer...