Oklahoma County's top prosecutor said Tuesday he will reduce murder charges against a Blanchard man accused of killing of his pregnant wife.
Also Tuesday, the attorney for Justin Dewayne Adams confirmed the details of a leaked report in which Oklahoma City police investigators said they interviewed a man whose DNA was found in an examination of the victim.
Adams, 26, was arrested in February and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Jaymie Adams, 25, and her unborn child. Her body was found Jan. 7, 2012, at a dirt bike track in southeast Oklahoma City.
“The investigation of the death of Jaymie Adams is continuing,” District Attorney David Prater wrote in an email. “At our request, the Oklahoma City Police Department has pursued additional evidence. We continue to allege that Justin Adams has culpability in the death of his wife. Charges will be amended to reflect the level of his suspected culpability.”
Adams' attorney, Irven Box, continues to assert his client's innocence. He said prosecutors know they have the wrong man.
“They know he didn't commit the murder. They're trying to find something else to charge him with,” Box said Tuesday.
Box said semen matching the DNA profile of Joseph Cyr was taken from the woman's body.
Box also confirmed a report by a police detective indicating Cyr was one of the last persons to have contact with the victim. The attorney said Cyr abruptly left town Dec. 10, the day he believes Jaymie Adams was killed.
Cyr has been interviewed by police but has not been arrested or charged.
Box said police have a video and receipts showing Cyr buying items from a Walmart in the hours before Adams' disappearance that “are consistent with items found at the crime scene.”
Box said he gave a copy of the confidential report to his client, who in turn may have given it to his mother. The report later was leaked to the public.