Box also has criticized Prater for waiting until the night before Adams' last scheduled hearing in April to file reduced charges.
“I just don't think these charges of manslaughter by aiding her to be a prostitute are good charges,” the attorney said. “I think they're not good and valid as far as the law is concerned.”
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.
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.
Adams said his wife was a working prostitute who was meeting clients the night she disappeared.
One of those clients, Cyr, was charged with the murders after investigators determined he was the last person to have contact with Jaymie Adams and a sample of his DNA was a match for an unidentified DNA sample taken from the woman.
Since Adams was charged with murder in February 2012, a judge has postponed his preliminary hearing three times to give prosecutors more time to investigate.
In July, Doak allowed bail for Adams, a rare move for a defendant facing first-degree murder charges. Doak agreed to set bail at $100,000, and Adams was released from jail a day later.
Box said the stress of six months of incarceration, numerous court delays and more than $100,000 in legal fees have taken their toll on Adams, who lives with his mother.
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