Norfolk Landmark, September 29, 1885

Dr. Pitts Sentenced to the Penitentiary.

Moral -- Murder

Yesterday morning, at 10 o'clock, Dr. James D. Pitts, convicted of the murder of Dr. Thomas Littleton Walter [on Tangier Island], was brought into the Norfolk County Court and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. On being asked by Judge Spalding if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him. Pitts replied, "Nothing." The prisoner since his conviction has expressed himself as perfectly satisfied with the verdict of the jury.

Norfolk Landmark
Norfolk, Virginia
September 29, 1885