BREAKING NEWS OHA: Benton County woman dies; new cases in Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos Full Story

Teen murder suspect wants indictment thrown out

Kevin Adams' attorneys claim the indictment is unconstitutional.

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 8:06 AM
Updated: Jun 26, 2018 8:15 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - In a 24 page court filing, Kevin Adams' attorneys asked for their client's case to be moved to Douglas County juvenile court. 

Adams was arrested last November. He admitted, according to court documents, to fatally shooting his foster mother, Donya Adams, Donya's daughter Amory Adams, and Kevin Adam's sister Payshience Adams. The defendant is charged with 8 counts of aggravated murder, one count for each death, and five additional counts for allegedly concealing each murder by killing the family members home at the time the shootings. 

Defense attorneys Katherine Berger, Laurie Bender, and Lynne Morgan claim the indictment against Adams is unconstitutional. 

"This motion is not made for the purpose of delay. This argument is one of first impression," the attorneys stated in the defense motion. 

They're now requesting a hearing on this motion to dismiss the indictment and move the aggravated murder case to juvenile court. 

To read the complete defense motion, click here.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10605

Reported Deaths: 220
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah258070
Marion168350
Washington164520
Clackamas87725
Umatilla7926
Union3611
Lincoln3464
Lane2433
Malheur2231
Deschutes2210
Polk16612
Linn15710
Yamhill1559
Jackson1520
Jefferson1360
Klamath1311
Morrow1091
Benton975
Hood River970
Wasco961
Josephine591
Clatsop540
Douglas540
Coos460
Columbia440
Lake220
Tillamook150
Crook140
Wallowa110
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
Corvallis
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
North Bend
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 56°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events