Blanchard man will face trial in death of pregnant wife

Justin Adams, of Blanchard, is charged with manslaughter in the December 2011 deaths of Jaymie Adams and her unborn child. Another man is charged with slaying the pregnant prostitute.
by Tim Willert Modified: June 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm •  Published: June 27, 2013

Defense attorney Irven Box said Adams did not cause his wife's death, adding that prosecutors provided no evidence to support manslaughter charges.

Special Judge D. Fred Doak rejected the claims. He called Adams an “active participant” in his wife's prostitution activities and said he “put her in harm's way.”

Box said he will ask the trial judge to dismiss the charges.

Adams, who reported his wife missing, initially lied to investigators about her occupation because “he was concerned that if he told us the truth we wouldn't be as interested in finding her,” Oklahoma City police Det. Cris Cunningham testified.

Adams, the homicide detective said, also failed to disclose a phone conversation with Joseph Cyr, the Skiatook man charged in April with two counts of first-degree murder after his DNA sample matched an unidentified sample taken from the victim's body.

Adams told investigators he didn't know Cyr, who phone records indicate was the last person to have contact with Jaymie Adams, and said he cold-called him from a list of his wife's phone numbers the morning she disappeared.

“He told us he didn't think it was important because the guy didn't know anything,” Cunningham testified.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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