- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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 (https://bit.ly/1wwj5r7 ) 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 of injury Kendra Adams suffered was recovered from the house.

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