West Frankfort man found fit for murder trial

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BENTON, Ill. (AP) – A West Frankfort man has been found fit to stand trial in the alleged murder of his wife.

The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reports Wednesday that Franklin County Judge Jerry Crisel ordered John P. Adams to appear for a pre-trial conference Sept. 3 after reviewing a fitness evaluation.

The 66-year-old Adams is charged with two counts of murder in the April 1 shooting of his wife, Kendra, who died the next day.

Adams initially told police he found his 52-year-old wife _ who had a gunshot wound in the back of her head _ unresponsive in their residence. But authorities claim Adams later confessed to the shooting.

A gun officials say is consistent with the type o injury Kendra Adams suffered was recovered from the house.