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Former murder defendant faces new charges in connection with wife's death

Justin Adams, 26, of Blanchard, contributed to his wife's death by aiding her prostitution activities, Oklahoma County prosecutors allege, even though another man is accused of killing Jaymie Adams and her unborn child in 2011.
by Tim Willert Modified: June 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm •  Published: June 24, 2013

After more than a year of delays, a Blanchard man once accused of killing his pregnant wife will finally get his day in court.

But while Justin Dewayne Adams no longer faces two first-degree murder charges, he is still fighting for his freedom.

A judge will decide at a preliminary hearing set for Thursday if there is probable cause to send Adams, 26, to trial on two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the December 2011 deaths of Jaymie Adams, 25, and her unborn child.

Even though another man has been charged with the murders, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater refused to dismiss the case against Adams, alleging in the latest charges that he “aided and abetted Jaymie Adams in engaging in acts of prostitution,” and participated in criminal conduct “that resulted in the death of Jaymie Adams.”

Defense attorney Irven Box said he will ask Special Judge D. Fred Doak to dismiss the case at Thursday's hearing.

Box confirmed that he is negotiating with the district attorney's office to resolve the case.

“My goal is to one day have Mr. Adams be free of any criminal charges against him in this case and whatever means I can do to get there I intend to try and do it,” he said.

Adams, for example, could offer to testify against Richard Cyr, the Skiatook man charged with the murders, in exchange for a favorable deal.

“Justin Adams, regardless of what prosecutors say they will or will not do, will do anything he can to help the state of Oklahoma convict the person who killed his wife,” Box said. “He doesn't have to be offered a deal, he doesn't have to be offered concessions. He will do that on his own because of the horrible death that his wife suffered.”

Box has been publicly critical of the police investigation that led to Adams' arrest and the decision by Prater to file murder charges against his client.

FBI analysis

Phone records indicating Adams and his wife were in proximity to each other on the night she disappeared were found to be inaccurate after analysis by the FBI, records show.

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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 in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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