Robert Thomas Pitts indicted for fatally stabbing father and son in Akron

AKRON, Ohio - Robert Thomas Pitts has been indicted by Akron police for the murders of Jeremy Putra and Brian May and could potentially face the death penalty.

Putra and May, who were identified as father and son, were found dead with multiple stab wounds in their Akron apartment on July 17.

Nineteen-year-old Pitts, who was staying at the apartment with Putra and May, has been charged with four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, and one count of injuring animals.

Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh, who announced the indictment Friday, called the situation a "senseless tragedy."

"Bryan May and Jeremy Putra generously opened their home to Robert Thomas Pitts, who was a longtime friend of Jeremy's since childhood," Walsh said. "This is truly a senseless tragedy, and my office will do everything in its power to seek justice for Bryan May and Jeremy Putra."

Pitts' arraignment date is set for Aug. 7 and if he is convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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