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Justin Adams is charged with murder in deaths of wife, unborn child

Justin Adams, of Blanchard, was charged Monday with two counts of murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Jaymie Adams, while she was pregnant with her fifth child.
By TIM WILLERT Modified: February 14, 2012 at 9:51 am •  Published: February 13, 2012

The husband of a pregnant Blanchard woman who was beaten and stabbed to death was charged Monday with two counts of murder.

Justin Adams, 25, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his wife and her unborn child.

Jaymie Adams, 25, was found dead Jan. 7 at a dirt bike track in southeast Oklahoma City. She was pregnant with her fifth child when she was killed.

A spokeswoman for the state medical examiner's office said Monday that Jaymie Adams was stabbed multiple times and suffered blunt force trauma to the head. Her death has been classified as a homicide.

Court documents filed Monday show Justin Adams took out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his wife. In the second of two interviews with detectives, Adams denied having any insurance on his wife. But an Oklahoma National Guard colonel interviewed six days later told detectives that Adams, a guard member, had a $100,000 life insurance policy on Jaymie Adams that went into effect March 3 of last year.

Court documents obtained Monday show Jaymie Adams engaged in prostitution to make ends meet. Justin Adams told police investigators during a Dec. 12 interview that his wife “hated” working as a prostitute, saying she met clients twice a week, and “when the cellphone bill and van payment were made,” she stopped until another bill was due, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday.

During that interview, Adams repeatedly referred to his missing wife “in the past tense,” even though her body had not been recovered, police reported.

Justin Adams was arrested Jan. 27 at his home in Blanchard and is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail.

Court documents also show Adams was romantically involved with another woman. After his arrest, investigators received information from the Oklahoma County sheriff's office regarding correspondence being sent to Adams by a woman identified as Lisa Marie Leaver-Pate, according to the affidavit. The correspondence indicated an intimate relationship “exists” between Leaver-Pate and Justin Adams, police reported, adding that Adams “had asked Leaver-Pate to marry him.” Adams and the woman also discussed whether they “would like to have a swinging relationship,” police reported.

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