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Wallace to plead guilty but insane

Lake Oswego man accused of killing mom, nephew last year


A Lake Oswego man accused of shooting and killing his mother and nephew last year plans to plead guilty but insane, court records show.Wallace

Adrien Graham Wallace, 42, is accused of shooting Saundra Sue Wallace, 71, and Nicolas Brian Juarez, 16, outside of the home the Wallaces shared in the 18000 block of Indian Springs Circle. The incident took place in the evening of June 4 as Saundra Sue Wallace and her grandson, who was in town visiting from out of state, were leaving to travel to Mountain View, Calif., where the teenager lived.

Adrien Wallace is being held in Clackamas County Jail without bail on two counts of aggravated murder while awaiting trial.

His attorneys recently filed a notice of their intent to rely on the insanity defense. The filing states that at the time of the alleged crimes, Wallace “suffered from a mental disease or defect and that he lacked substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of the conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law.”

It also states Wallace has continued “to suffer the effects of such mental disease or defect” while incarcerated and “his treatment conditions are cruel and unusual in that defendant has been unable to seek treatment for such problems.”

Wallace contends that keeping him at the county jail rather than the Oregon State Hospital violates his constitutional rights, according to the court records.

A document filed at the jail shortly after his arrest said Wallace, who is unemployed, confessed to shooting his family members in the head with a hunting rifle.

Authorities have not shared details about what might have transpired before gunshots were reported in the neighborhood, just south of city limits.

About 40 law enforcement officers responded to the incident, which took place in broad daylight in front of the home on Indian Springs Circle. They included deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Oswego Police, Oregon State Police and personnel from the state medical examiner's office.



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