Pretrial hearing in Adams trial

MASON CITY, Iowa - A number of different motions were discussed and debated in the pretrial for Kenneth Adams, but as the judge puts it, the matter will be left in the jury’s hands.

Adams made an appearance on his behalf as prosecutors contend that evidence such as his own testimony, alerted police to acknowledge any foul play.

Something the defense hopes will not be admissible in court, citing his rights may have been violated.

Meanwhile,  the defense hopes Adams’ conversation with police will not be admissible in court and say his rights may have been violated, because he was never reminded that he had the option to leave and not talk with police.

Kenneth Adams is charged with child endangerment that resulted in the death of his 19-month-old son back in October of 2012.

According to a Mason City Police Department search warrant, Kenneth Adams claims his son was throwing a temper tantrum in their home.

After getting a hold of his son, the police report says the child swung his head back and headbutted Kenneth.

The father then placed his son on the couch for a nap.

Kenneth at some point went to check on Owen when he discovered the child was not breathing. He then called 911 and attempted CPR.

When the Mason City Police responded to the Adams’ home they found Owen lying on the floor unresponsive.

The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Kenneth Adams has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin on September 4th.

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