Physician's Assistant To Stand Trial For Deaths At Claremore - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Physician's Assistant To Stand Trial For Deaths At Claremore Vet Center

Posted: Updated:
Kenneth Adams. [Rogers County jail] Kenneth Adams. [Rogers County jail]
CLAREMORE, Oklahoma -

A physician's assistant at the Claremore Veteran's Center will go on trial in connection with the death of two patients.

A Rogers County judge decided there was enough evidence for Kenneth Adams, 60, of Fort Gibson to be tried for second-degree murder, caretaker neglect and failing to initiate a medicolegal investigation after two patients, Peter Minter, 85, and Louis Arterberry, 86, at the center died under Adams' care.

Prosecutors say Adams' neglect killed Minter who was scalded in a whirlpool bath in 2012, and in another case, he waited ten hours to get help for Arterberry who was having a stroke and later died.

They also say Adams gave the state Medical Examiner's Office misleading information about one of the deaths so the ME wouldn't investigate.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued the following statement following the judge's decision.

"We're encouraged by the latest court decision to send this case to trial and give the state an opportunity to hold this defendant accountable for his actions in the deaths of Mr. Minter and Mr. Arterberry.  The families of these dedicated veterans deserve justice and we look forward to presenting the case to a jury."

Adams' next court appearance is set for April 10, 2014.

6/3/2013 Related Story: Former Employee Of Claremore Veterans Center Named In Murder Indictment

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!


See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Oklahoma's Own is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.