A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he fatally shot his foster mom and two siblings at his Oregon home, KRON4 reported.
Kevin Wayne Adams—a high school junior—was booked into a juvenile detention facility on aggravated murder charges after his foster father, Robert Adams, called police on Tuesday night to report that his wife Donya Adams, 55; daughter Amory Adams, 26; and foster daughter Payshience Adams, 10, had been shot dead.
Payshience is the boy’s biological sister, according to court records.
Kevin Adams allegedly admitted to investigators that he had shot his family with a handgun and waited for his foster father to return home, at which point he asked his foster father to call police and to not to come into the house.
When his foster father entered the home, he found a gun on his bed and the bodies of his family members, according to police.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the circumstance behind the murders, according to KRON4.
Kevin Adams is being held without bail, according to KATU-TV. In his arraignment on Wednesday, he did not enter a plea to the charges. If convicted, he faces life in prison with no parole.
A family friend told KATU said that Kevin Adams frequently had problems with his temper.
"[Kevin] would have outbursts if he didn't get his way. He would throw things, get violent," said Brenda Sellers-Hilger. "He would have so many outbursts that I couldn't have him coming over anymore; it was too much to handle.”
His foster mother told Sellers-Hilger that Kevin was going to counseling to learn how to deal with his temper.
"I thought maybe he was getting good counseling out of it. He'd always say good things about his family, which is why this is strange to me," she said, adding that his foster parents “bent over backwards to provide a good environment for them.”
[Image: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office]