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Justin Adams pleads guilty, walks free in death of wife, unborn child

Justin Adams, 27, once accused of killing his pregnant wife, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to two counts of first-degree manslaughter.
by Matt Dinger Modified: February 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014

A man once accused of killing his pregnant wife pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to two counts of first-degree manslaughter and walked out of the Oklahoma County courthouse a free man.

Justin Adams, 27, received two 10-year suspended sentences and will be on supervised probation for the next two years, defense attorney Irven Box said.

“It was really against my advice, but it was his choice,” Box said.

“We said from the start that they had the wrong man.”

Adams declined to comment after sentencing.

Having already spent six months in jail on the murder charges, Adams did not want to face a jury, he said. Under the plea deal, he will not have to spend any more time in custody in the case.

“He told me he didn't trust the system,” Box said.

Adams had previously been 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 charges were reduced to manslaughter on the day a Tulsa man was arrested in connection with the killing.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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