Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Killing Pregnant Blanchard Woman
OKLAHOMA CITY - The murder case against a man accused of killing a pregnant woman from Blanchard, Oklahoma was in the hands of the jury Thursday evening.
Around 7:10 p.m., the jury found Joseph Cyr guilty on two counts of first-degree murder without the possibility of parole. His formal sentencing will take place December 2.
Members of both families burst into tears when the verdict was read aloud. Neither family, including former husband of the victim Jaymie Adams commented on the verdict after court adjourned.
Cyr told his family, "It's okay", multiple times as deputies led him away in handcuffs.
After the verdict was levied, Oklahoma Co. Assistant District Attorney told reporters, "We're just pleased to finally have justice for Jaymie. It was a journey getting here and it's important to us."
Closing arguments began shortly 9 a.m. Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Jimmy Harmon addressed the jury about what led prosecutors to charge Joseph Cyr with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Jaymie Adams and her unborn child.
Harmon reminded the jury that cell phone records from both Adams and Cyr prove the two did set up a date for sex and did communicate via text messages. Those cell phone records show Jaymie Adams also texted her husband to let him know her customer had arrived. Harmon showed a text from Jaymie saying, "He's here," and her husband Justin, texting back, "OK babe.”
Harmon also showed that cell phone records show both Jaymie Adams' and Joseph Cyr's phones were in the same area at the same time. Harmon then explained to the jury about those cell phones records showing a 37-minute gap. Harmon said it was during that 37 minutes that prosecutors believe Cyr killed Adams. He said they don't know the motive, they only know she was stabbed 29 times and her jaw was broken.
Harmon told jurors that Cyr then tried to cover his tracks. He said Cyr had deleted text messages that were able to be discovered. Prosecutors also say they think Cyr also tried to cover his tracks by going through Jaymie’s online and texting, "He never showed," and texting others from Jaymie's phone.
Prosecutors also contended that Cyr cleaned his truck and put on four new tires on his truck the very next day. They said he ate breakfast with his new girlfriend at a restaurant near the McDonald's where Adams’ van was found abandoned.
Harmon also pointed out that Cyr's DNA was found inside Jaymie Adams.
Cyr's Defense Attorney, Jacob Benedict, is also giving closing arguments. He claims there would have been offensive wounds on Jaymie Adams' body and a wound on Cyr's body. He said there should have been blood on his body and clothes when he went to his girlfriend's house where they fought for three hours.
Benedict told the jury Cyr's girlfriend never noticed or talked about any blood being found on his clothes. Cyr claims he wore the same clothes he left in that day.
Benedict also questioned the cell phone records, asking the jury if Justin Adams have access to send those other test messages found on the phone. He asked if Jaymie's phone password was protected.