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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
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/articleid/3855657/1/pictures/2140950">Photo - Justin Adams at his preliminary hearing, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Adams is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in his pregnant wife's death, but prosecutors have said they are going to reduce charges because of lack of evidence.Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman
Justin Adams at his preliminary hearing, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Adams is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in his pregnant wife's death, but prosecutors have said they are going to reduce charges because of lack of evidence.Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman

The corrected data proved that Justin Adams was truthful when he told police investigators he was at home in Blanchard, about 30 miles from his wife, records show.

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.”

Body found

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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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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