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Thu July 18, 2013
Plea Deal In Works For Veterans Center Worker
A defense attorney says an Oklahoma prosecutor is offering a plea deal to a former physician assistant at the Claremore Veterans Center charged in the neglect-related deaths of two elderly patients.
Trevor Reynolds, who represents 60-year-old Kenneth Adams, says the offer was made Wednesday at a hearing in the case in Rogers County District Court. Reynolds declined to disclose the plea offer and says he first needs to discuss it with his client.
The prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General Mykel Fry, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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 to the charges.