Still waiting for answers: Convictions upheld in the murder of Jaymie Adams

Still waiting for answers: Sentence upheld in the murder of Jaymie Adams

Jaymie Adams

Last week, the conviction of Joseph Cyr in the 2011 murder of Jaymie Adams was upheld by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Cyr was sentenced to two life sentences for supposedly killing the 26-year-old pregnant mother of four and her unborn child. Jaymie Adams was a prostitute who was being turned out in Oklahoma City on craigslist by her husband Justin Adams. Justin Adams was a person of interest early on in the investigation. Not only was he alleged to be having an affair after his wife went missing but he had also taken out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his wife shortly before her murder. You could be safe in assuming that at this point it would be an open and shut case but it wasn’t to be.

Investigators soon turned their attention to Joseph Cyr. Cyr was said to have been a customer of Jaymie Adams and his DNA was supposedly found inside of her. However, the autopsy report on Jaymie Adams claimed that there was no definite sperm is seen in
the oral, vaginal or rectal swabs.

The only motive the prosecution could come up with is that Cyr “repeatedly intertwines sex and violence” and desires to impregnate women against their wishes. Meanwhile, Justin Adams pleads guilty to manslaughter and only recieves 10-years probation.

As I’ve stated before, I’m not saying that Joseph Cyr wasn’t capable of murdering Jaymie Adams, however, I believe that not only was Joseph Cyr convicted on flimsy evidence but Justin Adams had much more to gain from his wife’s death. While I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories, Cyr’s arrest and conviction feel like he was railroaded. It even seems like the local media in Oklahoma went out of their way to under-report the investigation and trial. To my knowledge, once Cyr was arrested, the local media never questioned anything the investigators and prosecutors claimed about Cyr.

Joseph Cyr

Even in announcing that Cyr’s life sentences had been upheld, the local media appears to be very apathetic when it comes to reporting anything about Cyr. For example, please check the following articles about Cyr’s conviction being upheld.

Murder convictions upheld in death of pregnant woman (OKC Fox)
Murder convictions upheld in death of pregnant woman (The Norman Transcript)
Murder convictions upheld in death of pregnant woman (The Oklahoman)

All of these articles are consistent with the reporting that’s been happening on this story. They’re all quite brief and lacking detail and in the case of Oklahoma City’s own newspaper, The Oklahoman, they relied on an AP wire report rather than doing their own investigating.

In a day when primetime news shows and documentarians alike are trying to find the next wrongly convicted prisoner, why is no one looking into this?

Joseph Cyr sentenced for Jaymie Adams’ murder. Where is the smoking gun?

Joseph Cyr sentenced for Jaymie Adams' murder. Where is the smoking gun?

Joseph Cyr

In the close to 17 years that I’ve been operating this website in one form or another, I have only believed that three people who I’ve written about were wrongly convicted. I’m not one of these people who believes everyone who has ever claimed to have been wrongly convicted on TV or film. Earlier today, 35-year-old Joseph Cyr was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murder of Jaymie Adams and her unborn child. In my opinion, Joseph Cyr has been convicted unjustly.

To try to quickly recap, Jaymie Adams was being prostituted on craigslist by her husband, Justin Adams, in Oklahoma City. She disappeared before her body was found. Not only was she stabbed repeatedly but she was pregnant at the time of her death. As I’ve pointed out many times in the past, Justin Adams was not only having an affair with another woman while his wife was missing, He also took out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his wife before she disappeared.

Due to what I consider to be a bungled investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department Justin Adams was only given 10 years probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of his wife.

Joseph Cyr was then considered a suspect after his DNA was allegedly found in Jaymie Adams, although that was never mentioned on the initial autopsy report. On that evidence alone Cyr was convicted and sentenced which leads me to ask where is the smoking gun. How is Cyr’s DNA evidence enough to convince a jury that Cyr stabbed her close to 30 times? Please read the following articles and tell me if there was something I miss that should convince me without a shadow of a doubt that Cyr killed Jaymie Adams.

2 life sentences for Skiatook man convicted of fatally stabbing pregnant woman he met on Craigslist for sex
Skiatook man gets two life sentences for killing pregnant woman
Man convicted of fatally stabbing married pregnant woman he met on Craigslist for sex gets two life sentences
Joseph Cyr sentenced to life without parole for killing woman, unborn child
Decision reached in the double murder trial of Joseph Cyr

Whatever happened to investigative journalism?

I’ve even received emails from people who attended the trial who say that the DNA was really the prosecution’s only argument that Cyr killed Jaymie. Meanwhile, Justin Adams not only had the means, the motive, the opportunity and was even allegedly in the area of where Jaymie disappeared from yet he gets a pat on the head from police and is sent on his way.

While Cyr may not be innocent I believe he has been convicted on very flimsy evidence and at the very least deserves a retrial at a different venue. I also believe that the Oklahoma City Police are trying to cover something up by convicting Cyr and letting Adams walk. I urge everyone reading this to not only please share this story but to also contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) and urge them to investigate the OKCPD’s handling of Jaymie’s murder.

When contacting the OSBI please be polite and respectful as that will go a long way into making our concerns heard.

Grave Injustice: Joseph Cyr convicted of Jaymie Adams’ murder

Grave Injustice: Joseph Cyr convicted of Jaymie Adams' murder

Joseph Cyr

In what is probably the biggest miscarriage of justice I’ve ever posted about on this site, Joseph Cyr was convicted in the murder of Jaymie Adams. Since the beginning, I have maintained that Jaymie Adams’ husband, Justin Adams, had more reasons to kill Jaymie than anybody. Even if Joseph Cyr isn’t innocent, there was enough reasonable doubt, in my opinion, that the jury should have come back with a not guilty verdict.

In their closing arguments, Joseph Cyr’s defense stated that not only did Jaymie Adams have no defensive wounds but no blood was ever found on Joseph Cyr’s clothes. Not to mention we should never forget that Justin Adams not only took out an insurance policy on his wife before her murder but he was also having an affair while police were looking for his missing wife. As far as I’m concerned the only thing that the prosecution was able to prove was that Cyr had sex with Jaymie Adams. Considering her husband was turning her out on craigslist as a prostitute this should come as no surprise. This is no knock against Jaymie Adams but what connections does Justin Adams have to not only have gotten parole on manslaughter charges for his wife’s death but to be treated so saintly by the local media?

Until I hear a confession from Cyr himself or hear concrete evidence that proves he killed Jaymie without a shadow of a doubt I will maintain his innocence. I also maintain that the Oklahoma City police have railroaded an innocent man and should be investigated for improprieties involving this investigation.

The jury has recommended a life sentence without parole for Cyr but as of now, this man should not be spending a minute in jail.

Jaymie Adams murder trial started with inadequate reporting

Jaymie Adams murder trial started with inadequate press

Jaymie Adams

Did you know that the trial for Jaymie Adams’ murder started in Oklahoma City? You couldn’t tell by looking at the press. While the trial started on October 17th, today was the first I saw anything about it in the news. That’s eight days after the trial had already started. So what does the press deem worthy enough to finally report on about this trial? The testimony of ‘widower’ Justin Adams.

This is the same Justin Adams that was prostituting his pregnant wife on craigslist. The same Justin Adams who was allegedly having an affair with another woman at the time of his wife’s murder. The same Justin Adams who took out a $100K life insurance policy on his wife prior to her murder. The same Justin Adams who was only charged with manslaughter in his wife’s death and walked out of court a free man.

So what did he testify?

“We had no other choice,” Justin Dewayne Adams testified. “It was something we fell into to pay bills.”

“Neither one of us really enjoyed what she was doing … It was demeaning towards her,” Justin Adams testified. “The money was great but it wasn’t worth what it was doing to us.”

Sorry, but I have a hard time believing that he’s the grieving widower whose wife was killed after they supposedly hit hard times.

Instead, the man being tried is Joseph Cyr. Investigators claim that Cyr’s DNA was found in Jaymie, even though it was not reported in the initial autopsy report. I have yet to see any kind of motive reported as to why Cyr would stab Jaymie Adams to death, only that he had sex with her.

I have a friend that has been attending the trial, and they’ve told me what hasn’t been reported on. What allegedly hasn’t been reported on is that the defense claims that there were two other DNA samples, besides Joseph Cyr’s recovered at the crime scene. One was in a used condom and another was on a cigarette butt. These DNA samples were said to be from unidentified males. My friend also said that Justin Adams’ mother, Tina Clarke, allegedly gave conflicting testimony to what Adams himself has claimed. This doesn’t necessarily make Cyr innocent but it sounds like it does cast reasonable doubt.

Why isn’t any of this being reported and why is the press making a pimp who possibly killed his own wife out to be a saint?

Trial set to start for the murder of Jaymie Adams. Is the wrong man being tried?

Jaymie Adams

Jaymie Adams

Since I started posting about the murder of Jaymie Adams I’ve contended that her husband, Justin Adams, was her killer. Not only was he prostituting her on craigslist while she was pregnant but he was also allegedly having an affair and had taken a life insurance policy out on his wife. Oklahoma City police originally arrested Adams and charged him with his wife’s murder.They then did an about-face and lessened the charges to manslaughter and under a plea deal allowed him to walk out of court a free man.

All of a sudden they arrested a man by the name of Jospeh Cyr and made him the prime suspect. The police say that Cyr was a john and killed Jaymie Adams although they never said, to my knowledge, what his motive was. They claimed that Cyr’s DNA was found on Jaymie even though it was not mentioned in the autopsy report. Now Cyr’s trial is set to start this coming Monday and we’re finally getting a glimpse of what kind of tactics the prosecution has planned.

From NewsOK…

Prosecutors plan to discuss Cyr’s past sexual interactions with women during the trial. They allege Cyr “repeatedly intertwines sex and violence” and desires to impregnate women against their wishes.

They also allege Cyr often pressured the women he impregnated into aborting “the very pregnancy which he sought and caused.”

This is the first I’ve heard of any such behavior like this from Cyr. I’m not saying it’s not true it just all seems very vague as far as motives go. In the time around Cyr’s arrest I had been contacted by Cyr’s girlfriend at the time and she did not give any indication to me about any violent sexual behavior towards her from Cyr.

The whole situation seems like the Oklahoma City PD screwed the pooch on this one. As far as I’m concerned the entire investigation was mishandled and should have been handed off to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) like the investigation into the murder of Carina Saunders.

In today’s climate where every police action is questioned and scrutinized and documentaries of police mishandling capture the country’s imagination why is no one questioning why this investigation was such a clusterfuck from the beginning?

Joseph Cyr held over for trial in Jaymie Adams murder

Choctaw man accused of killing woman and her unborn child to face trial:

Joseph Cyr

Joseph Cyr

Today Joseph Cyr was in an Oklahoma City court and ordered to be held over for trial in the murder of Jaymie Adams. More details of the investigation have been made public but I’m still not convinced of Cyr’s guilt.

Reports have long been saying that police found Cyr’s DNA on Jaymie’s body even though that was not included in the initial autopsy report. Now they’re saying that it was in her body. Since she was advertising herself as a prostitute on craigslist this should not come as a shock. I’m not trying to condemn the victim but that is a fact. That still doesn’t mean that Cyr killed her especially considering the alternative.

Jaymie Adams’ husband, Justin Adams, was originally thought to be her killer and I suppose that is still the case. Unfortunately he’ll never see a day in jail as he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and then walked out of court. Supposedly Adams is going to be a witness for the prosecution. If that’s the case then justice isn’t only blind it’s also brain-damaged, but I digress.

Previously I’ve posted about how Adams had allegedly taken out a life insurance policy on his wife and how he was having an affair. With today’s testimony it gets better.

Today Adams testified that he would normally go with his wife on her calls to make sure she was safe, you know, like most pimps do. Except that night he decided to stay home and watch the kids. How convenient. He also said that this was going to be her last night of hooking. This sounds even more like a made for Lifetime movie.

Could Joseph Cyr be the actual killer? Absolutely. The problem is I have yet to hear what his motive was for killing Jaymie and her unborn child. Justin Adams, on the other hand, had plenty of motive, in my opinion.

If the Oklahoma City police can admit that they allegedly screwed up in investigating Justin Adams how do we know they haven’t screwed up by letting him go?

Justin Adams pleads guilty to manslaughter in his wife's death, walks out a free man

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

Justin Adams pleads guilty, sentenced in wife’s death:

Justin Adams Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child:

Justin Adams

Justin Adams

A grave injustice occurred today. Justin Adams pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of his wife Jaymie Adams and their unborn child. Jaymie was a prostitute being pimped out by her husband and was found stabbed to death in Oklahoma City. Early reports seemed to indicate that Justin Adams was the culprit especially considering that he took out an insurance policy on his wife and was allegedly having an affair. Leaving out the whole part about his alibi being questionable at best.

Then all off a sudden police turned their attention to Joseph Cyr. Reports have said Cyr was one of Jaymie’s customers who met her the night she died. They also say that Cyr’s DNA was found on Jaymie even though the coroner’s report mentions no such thing.

In case you couldn’t tell I think Adams is the killer and Cyr is innocent.

When Adams was the suspect the police couldn’t keep their mouth shut about all the evidence they had on him. Now with Cyr all they say is they have his DNA but I have yet to hear any conclusive evidence that indicates that Cyr had any reason for killing Jaymie.

Now thanks to double jeopardy Justin Adams will never serve a day for a murder I believe he committed.

Thanks to Hanna for the tip.

Jospeh Cyr’s girlfriend talks about his arrest in Jaymie Adams’ murder


Joseph Cyr

Girlfriend Of Man Charged With Killing Pregnant Blanchard Mom Speaks Out:

In my previous post about the murder of Jaymie Adams, I mentioned that police arrested Joseph Cyr after reducing the charges for Justin Adams to manslaughter. Joseph Cyr’s girlfriend, Rebekah Schultz, has taken to the local media questioning the arrest. In the interest of transparency, I have been in previous contact with Ms. Schultz prior to Mr. Cyr’s arrest. At no time did she divulge any sensitive information to me.

“You have to see the things in the affidavit that don’t add up, because they are holding a man right now for reasons that are very untrue,” Schultz said.

“To say they have DNA match or cell phone pings that are on the same tower, I’m not quick to believe it because they tried to say the same things about Justin Adams,” said Schultz.

Schultz says the affidavit for Cyr’s arrest is misleading. They did not skip town after Jaymie’s disappearance, but instead relocated to the Tulsa area because of her job. Schultz says they notified detectives about that move and made sure police had their contact information after.

“They portrayed somebody who just up and left and they didn’t know, which is very untrue. They absolutely knew.”

Schultz also denies the claim made in court documents that Cyr tried to sell the truck to get rid of evidence. She says she was pregnant and they needed a bigger vehicle.

“The truck had been taken in. They said they processed it and didn’t find anything and they gave it back. There was nothing that indicated we shouldn’t be able to sell it.”

Normally I would be one of the first people to say how coincidental this would be albeit sarcastically but I tend to believe Ms. Schultz. If you think my objectivity, in this case, is being swayed by Ms. Schultz you’d be wrong. I have yet to read anything that is a smoking gun that leads me to believe that Joseph Cyr committed this crime. Also, I’d like to see the OKC police answer a simple question. If they say that have a sample of Joseph Cyr’s DNA from Jaymie Adams’ autopsy how come it isn’t mentioned in the autopsy report? Not to mention I have yet to hear a motive on why Cyr allegedly killed her while Justin Adams. Jaymie’s husband had plenty of motive.

Could my opinion be swayed in the future? Absolutely, but it would have to take some pretty convincing evidence on the part of investigators. So far, as far as what’s been published in the media, they do not have that evidence in my opinion. As far as I’m concerned everything points to Justin Adams as being his wife’s killer.

Charges amended to manslaughter in death of Jaymie Adams

Justin Adams

Justin Adams

Oklahoma County prosecutors reduce charges against Justin Adams in death of wife and unborn child:

Earlier today prosecutors in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma reduced the charges against Justin Adams to first-degree manslaughter in the death of his wife Jaymie. Jaymie Adams died after being stabbed and struck repeatedly. She was also pregnant at the time of her death.

Prosecutors, in the latest charges, allege Adams “aided and abetted Jaymie Adams in engaging in acts of prostitution,” engaging in criminal conduct “that resulted in the death of Jaymie Adams.”

The Adamses were allegedly swingers and Justin Adams contends that his wife was a prostitute that advertised online.

I have yet to see an article that details why the charges were amended. It could just be that investigators do not yet have conclusive evidence to pin the murder of his wife on Adams. In my opinion while the evidence so far may just be circumstantial all roads lead to Justin Adams. As I have detailed before there was a life insurance policy taken out on Jaymie by her husband, the alleged affair that Justin Adams was having and the matter in which Jaymie was killed seemed incredibly personal.

Adams’ attorney, the ever vocal Irven Box, said that he is going to try to have the charges dismissed tomorrow.

Some reports mention Joseph Cyr as a possible suspect who I posted about here. Supposedly Cyr’s DNA, specifically semen, was found on Jaymie Adams’ even though the initial autopsy report makes no mention of it. I still don’t see Cyr as a viable suspect. Even if Jaymie was a prostitute and Cyr was one of her clients what would be his motive for murdering her so brutally? The only thing I could think of is if Cyr was on PCP at the time. Mr. Cyr has not been charged with anything as of yet.

Maybe the OSBI should take over this investigation much like they did with the murder of Carina Saunders because in my opinion it seems like local investigators are in over their heads.

UPDATE 11:46 PM EDT: Joseph Cyr has been arrested in the murder of Jaymie Adams. Again the investigation states the DNA evidence and that Cyr’s cell phone records show that he was in the area at the time of Jaymie’s death. They originally said that about Justin Adams too but now they say those reports were inaccurate. I’m still not convinced that Cyr is the right suspect. This investigation has been so mishandled I can see everybody walking on this case.

Joseph Cyr

Joseph Cyr