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WATCH: Teen murder suspect appears in court

Kevin Adams is set to appear before a judge in Douglas County Friday morning. It's the first movement on his case in months.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019 5:56 AM
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 8:38 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Murder suspect Kevin Adams will return to the courtoom Friday morning as his defense attempts to apply two new state laws to their client. 

The hearing involves Senate Bills 1008 and 1013. Adams was 16 years old when he allegedly fatally shot his foster mother, foster sister, and biological sister inside the family's Roseburg home. 

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Adam's attorney, Katherine Berger, filed the request for Friday's hearing. She said both new laws have implications on her client's case. Berger said the defense can't file any motions moving forward until it's determined whether Adams will be tried as an adult. 

As KEZI 9 News has reported, Adams' defense has tried to get his case turned over to the state's juvenile justice system. The judge, in that previous request, denied the defense's request. 

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KEZI 9 News will be in court Friday morning for Adam's hearing.

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