Oklahoma man pleads guilty to two counts of manslaughter
BLANCHARD, Okla. – A plea deal in the murder of a Blanchard woman has been reached. Jaymie Adams and her unborn child were killed more than two years ago.
Her husband, Justin Adams, was initially charged with her murder. Prosecutors later reduced those charges to manslaughter. Wednesday Adams agreed to a last-minute plea deal that helped him avoid prison time.
Adams pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter and sentenced to two 10 year suspended sentences that run concurrently with two years supervision. He will not spend another day behind bars unless he violates the terms of his sentence.
“He told me this morning, ‘I’m going to be free, but I’ll never be free,’” Adams’ mother Tina Clarke said.
Adams may have avoided more jail time in the death of his wife Jaymie Adams and their unborn child, but Clarke says she does not agree with it.
“He had no knowledge of where she was going to be that night,” she said. “So I don’t see how manslaughter played in that.”
However, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says otherwise.
“Justin Adams pled guilty to being involved in the prostitution business with his wife that ultimately lead to his wife’s death though he wasn’t directly involved in her murder.”
Jaymie Adams offered prostitution services on Craig’s List, and after taking a call one night, she disappeared. Her body was later found on a dirt bike track near Lake Stanley Draper. Clarke claims Jaymie was involved in that lifestyle before Justin was in the picture.
“Jaymie done it before she met my son, and they fell on hard times,” Clarke said. “So Jaymie fell back to the only thing she knew – single mom trying to feed her kids.”
Prosecutors say Justin Adams can provide them with information about his wife’s death they would not otherwise have. He will testify against the man now charged with Jaymie’s murder, Joseph Cyr. Clarke, however, said her son is still serving another kind of sentence.
“He said, ‘I’m going to have a felony. I’m going to have to live with Jaymie being gone,’ and he said, ‘One day I’m going to have to tell that boy about his momma,’” Clarke said.
Adams is expected to testify as a witness in the first degree murder trial of Cyr. A trial date has not been set yet. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 5.