A Blanchard man once charged with the murders of his pregnant wife and her unborn child will face trial on manslaughter charges after a judge ruled Wednesday that he contributed to her death by helping her engage in prostitution.
Justin Adams, 26, is charged with two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the Dec. 10, 2011, deaths of Jaymie Adams, 25, and her unborn child. Prosecutors reduced the charges against Adams after charging another man with the killings.
Jaymie 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.
Prosecutors allege that Justin Adams helped his wife participate in prostitution and in doing so, “engaged in criminal conduct” that resulted in her death.
“The evidence is clear that Justin Adams aided and abetted Jaymie Adams,” Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Jimmy Harmon argued in court Wednesday. “He profited from it. He was a principle. He knew it was dangerous.”
Prosecutors attempted to establish at Justin Adams' preliminary hearing that he marketed his wife's prostitution activities over a three-month period leading up to her Dec. 9 disappearance.
A computer expert testified that Justin Adams posted sexually explicit online ads for his wife, including a Craigslist ad in which he offers to drive the couple's van around while his wife performs sex acts in the back seat.
Jaymie Adams responded to three requests from clients the night she went missing, according to testimony from police officers and detectives who spoke with Justin Adams in the hours and days following his wife's disappearance.