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Skiatook man arrested in death of pregnant Blanchard woman denied meeting her for sex

Joseph R. Cyr, 31, of Skiatook, contacted Jaymie Adams for sex the night she disappeared, according to investigators who said his DNA matched a sample found on victim's body.
by Tim Willert Modified: April 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm •  Published: April 3, 2013

“Cyr was very evasive with his responses and would not answer any questions directly,” Detective Chris Cunningham wrote in the affidavit. “He denied engaging in sexual activity with her. He denied killing her.”

Investigators later obtained a search warrant for Cyr's DNA and obtained a sample. In July, investigators learned the sample from Cyr was a match for an unidentified DNA sample taken from Jaymie Adams, the affidavit states.

Prosecutors initially charged Justin Adams with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife and her unborn child, but reduced the charges Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter.

Prosecutors allege Adams “aided and abetted his wife in acts of prostitution,” participating in “criminal misconduct” that resulted in her death.

A judge Wednesday continued a preliminary hearing for Adams until June 26 at the request of defense attorney Irven Box, who said he didn't have enough time to prepare a case because prosecutors filed the amended charges at the end of the day Tuesday.

The attorney said the manslaughter charges lack merit and he doesn't believe they will hold up in court.

“We don't believe that's a correct interpretation of the law,” Box said. has disabled the comments for this article.
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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