A Skiatook man arrested on a murder complaint in the death of a pregnant prostitute told investigators he contacted the woman about sex, but denied ever meeting or killing her, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Joseph Richard Cyr, 31, was arrested Tuesday in Tulsa County and was moved Wednesday to the Oklahoma County jail.
He is expected to be charged Thursday with the fatal stabbing of Jaymie Adams, of Blanchard, and her unborn child, prosecutors said.
Adams' body was found Jan. 7, 2012, at a bike track near Lake Stanley Draper. The mother of four was stabbed 29 times, including 18 times in the back, and her jaw was broken in three places during the assault that ended her life, authorities said.
Justin Adams reported his wife missing in the early hours of Dec. 10, 2011. He told investigators that he and his wife were “swingers,” who both actively used Craigslist to solicit men for sex.
Justin Adams said Jaymie Adams was a working prostitute who was meeting clients the night she disappeared.
Three people, including Cyr, engaged in conversations about prostitution with Jaymie Adams either on the night of Dec. 9 or the morning of Dec. 10, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Cyr, in a Dec. 19, 2011, interview with Oklahoma City police investigators admitted exchanging text and email messages with Jaymie Adams on the night of her disappearance.
Cyr said he received pictures and pricing information from the woman and later spoke with her on the telephone, investigators reported. Cyr, however, denied ever meeting Jaymie Adams for sex, saying he told her he wasn't interested.
“Cyr was very evasive with his responses and would not answer any questions directly,” Detective Chris Cunningham wrote in the affidavit. “He denied engaging in sexual activity with her. He denied killing her.”
Investigators later obtained a search warrant for Cyr's DNA and obtained a sample. In July, investigators learned the sample from Cyr was a match for an unidentified DNA sample taken from Jaymie Adams, the affidavit states.
Prosecutors initially charged Justin Adams with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife and her unborn child, but reduced the charges Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter.
Prosecutors allege Adams “aided and abetted his wife in acts of prostitution,” participating in “criminal misconduct” that resulted in her death.
A judge Wednesday continued a preliminary hearing for Adams until June 26 at the request of defense attorney Irven Box, who said he didn't have enough time to prepare a case because prosecutors filed the amended charges at the end of the day Tuesday.
The attorney said the manslaughter charges lack merit and he doesn't believe they will hold up in court.
“We don't believe that's a correct interpretation of the law,” Box said.