Husband charged with murder of wife, unborn baby
OKLAHOMA CITY — Formal charges were filed Monday in the death of a Blanchard mother. Late Monday afternoon, Justin Adams was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one for his wife, Jaymie Adams, and the other for her unborn child.
Jaymie Adams was reported missing in December and her body was found Jan. 7 along some bike trails near
Lake Stanley Draper.
Autopsy results also released Monday revealed that Jaymie was stabbed multiple times and also suffered blunt force trauma.
Justin Adams was arrested back Jan. 27, but wasn’t formally charged until Monday.
His attorney, Irven Box, said prosecutors had until 4:30 p.m. Monday to file charges on him, or he would’ve been released from jail.
“I found out at 4:32, it showed up on the computer that he had actually been filed on,” Box said.
In the 16-page probable cause affidavit, new details are emerging on the case against Justin.
Police say in interviews, Adams repeatedly referred to his missing wife in the past tense.
“When asked how long the couple had been married, Adams responded, “It would have been a year in February.”
At this point, the body of Jaymie Adams had not yet been recovered.
The documents also outline a history of abuse, even saying Jaymie and the kids had left Justin one time and stayed in a battered women’s shelter.
One time, Jaymie told a Blanchard police officer, “I do not want to leave with him, if I get in the car with him he will kill me.”
The affidavit also says Justin told a Norman police officer one time that he hit Jaymie during arguments.
The documents also refer to phone records the night Jaymie went missing.
“Phone records documented Justin and Jaymie’s phones were operating off the same tower for almost every single call for the time Justin Adams was claiming he was not with Jaymie.”
Officers also state in the documents that they had learned Justin had taken out a $100,000 life insurance policy on Jaymie last year.
“It’s definitely circumstantial evidence and I’d say from reading all of it, it’s a stretch to file a charge,” Box said. “An outsider looking at this affidavit they filed, say, ‘Yeah, this guy might’ve done this.’ But looking from a lawyer standpoint, doesn’t appear they have things that tie him to the crime scene.”
The affidavit also says that after Adams was arrested, police were contacted by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office, letting them know correspondence was being sent to Adams by a woman who appeared to have an intimate relationship with him.
And that Adams had even asked this woman to marry him.