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.

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