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Major delay in Roseburg teen's murder trial

Kevin Adams' murder trial was supposed to start in February 2019. Now, it's been pushed back more than a year.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 4:29 AM
Updated: Dec. 13, 2018 10:24 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Family and friends of the Adams family will have had to wait at least two-and-a-half years for closure in their loved ones' deaths as a major delay has been announced in the murder trial against teen suspect Kevin Adams.

His trial was scheduled to begin Feb. 5, 2019. But, new court filings on Dec. 10 show the trial has been pushed back to begin May 5, 2020. 

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Prior to that scheduled trial, a hearing has been set for any motions to be heard in the case. That hearing date is March 3, 2020.

Court documents don't reveal why Adams' murder trial has been delayed. 

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Adams is charged with fatally shooting his foster mother Donya Adams, foster sister Amory Adams, and biological sister Payshience Adams in the family's home near Roseburg in November 2017.

During his arrest, Adams confessed to investigators, according to court documents. 

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