Local & Regional
Thu August 29, 2013
Hearing Set for Former Oklahoma Physician Assistant
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A Rogers County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for a former physician assistant at the Claremore Veterans Center who is charged in the neglect-related deaths of two elderly patients.
Defense attorney Trevor Reynolds said Wednesday the hearing is scheduled November 4th and 5th for 60-year-old Kenneth Adams.
An Oklahoma multicounty grand jury indictment accuses Adams of two felony counts of second-degree murder — or the alternative charge of second-degree manslaughter — and neglect by a caretaker. Adams has pleaded not guilty.
Adams faces possible penalties of up to life in prison if found guilty of the murder counts. Reynolds says his client has rejected a prosecutor's offer for him to enter a guilty plea to some of the charges against him and serve just five years in prison