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Bail for Forest Grove mom charged with attempting to kill son is $250K

Trial date for Cynthia Rose Hunt set for Dec. 2


CYNTHIA HUNTNew details have emerged about an incident last month in which a Forest Grove woman allegedly attempted to murder her son during an altercation over a set of car keys.

Cynthia Rose Hunt was taken into custody on Oct. 3 after police responded to a domestic disturbance where a shot was fired. According to police records, Hunt began arguing with her adult son, Douglas Adkins, about the keys to his Nissan Pathfinder. Police records state that as the argument escalated, Hunt went to her room, grabbed a loaded revolver, cocked it, pointed it at her son’s chest and then fired a round into the ground.

Two other individuals were present in the house at the time of the shooting, according to records. One of them, Richard Serhienko, was asleep in another room. Another, Lisa Akers, was present for the altercation, who, along with Adkins, tried to wrestle the gun away from Hunt, according to records. Akers received a powder burn to her leg when the gun went off.

On Oct. 10, a grand jury indicted Hunt on seven counts that included attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and unauthorized use of Adkins’ vehicle. Hunt has pleaded not-guilty to the charges and has had an attorney appointed for her.

She is currently being held in Washington County jail. Bail has been set at $250,000. Her trial date is set for Dec. 2.

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