Family of teen murder suspect to receive $1.7M settlement

In November, the State of Oregon claimed the Department of Human Services was at fault for the actions of Kevin Adams.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 6:26 PM

LOOKINGGLASS, Ore. – The family of murder suspect Kevin Adams will be receiving a $1.7 million settlement for the murder of Donya Adams, 55, and Amory Adams, 26.

In November, the State of Oregon claimed the Department of Human Services was at fault for the actions of Kevin Adams, who shot and killed the mother and daughter in their home in November 2017.

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According to 2017 Oregon law 30.297, DHS must take responsibility for damages caused by a foster child or youth offender.
Kevin was being fostered by Donya and her husband Robert Adams before the murders.

Court documents show that $750,000 will be paid to Donya's estate and $750,000 to Amory’s estate. In addition, $200,000 will be paid to Robert Adams. They also show that Robert Adams is the sole beneficiary of both estates.

"It makes me feel pretty sad,” said neighbor Velma Arter. “I don't think it’s needed."

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KEZI 9 News reached out to DHS and the family attorney for comment.

“(They) have no comment to share about the settlement or the tragic events," DHS officials said.

David Kramer, a Salem based attorney, said he cannot further comment without Robert Adam’s consent.

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