Mother-In-Law Of Murdered Blanchard Woman Accused Of Giving Money To Witness


Monday, April 9th 2012, 2:06 pm
By: News 9


New court documents in the murder of pregnant mom Jaymie Adams revealed Oklahoma City police suspect the mother of murder suspect Justin Adams of giving money to a witness.

Adams' attorney Irven Box responded to allegations in the latest search warrant.

"It seems like every single day there is something that comes up that they are scrambling and trying to do," Box said. He say he has lost count but thinks there have been nearly one dozen search warrants filed in the murder of Jaymie Adams.

Jaymie Adams disappeared in December. Her body was found January 7 near Lake Stanley Draper. Police arrested her husband three weeks later and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder; one for Jaymie and another for her unborn child.

1/27/2012 Related Story: Blanchard Mom Jaymie Adams Buried, Husband Arrested On Same Day

Police say Justin Adams was having an affair with a woman named Lisa Marie Leaver Pate. The two had reportedly discussed getting married and having a child before Adams was arrested.

1/24/2012 Related Story: Jaymie Adams' Mother-In-Law Questions Investigation, Maintains Innocence

Investigators have learned Justin Adams' mother, Tina Clarke, was texting Pate and giving her money after Jaymie Adams' death. According to an affidavit for a search warrant, police obtained information that Clarke had spoken to witnesses and tried to persuade them to change their statements.

"I have not seen anything yet that Tina Clarke has paid someone to change their testimony," Box argues. "There have been insinuations but I have not seen anything."

The report also shows Pate initially agreed to talk with police and then later changed her mind.

3/19/2012 Related Story: Search Warrant Reveals New Allegations Against Jaymie Adams' Mother-In-Law

News 9 is also learning one of the prosecutors working the Adams' case is one of two assistant district attorneys currently under investigation for ethics violations in Oklahoma County. We first reported on the investigation on Friday. District Attorney David Prater is expected to address the allegations against his staff on April 10.