Meridian Star

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April 17, 2013

Man gets 30 years for crimes in 2011 deaths

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. —

A Kiln man has pleaded guilty to his role in disposing of a body, a car, and a murder weapon in a 2011 double murder.

 
District Attorney Joel Smith said Jessie Adams, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of accessory after the fact to murder, one count of taking away a motor vehicle, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
 
Smith said Adams was accused of helping his co-defendants get rid of the bodies of Joshua Adams and Robert Criswell. The two men were later found in Louisiana. Smith said Adams also admitted his role in disposing of the murder weapon, which was later recovered by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
 
Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Adams to the maximum sentence on each count and ran them all consecutive to each other for a total of 30 years, with 10 years suspended and 20 years to serve.
 
Authorities said Joshua Adams and Criswell, both of Magnolia, were shot in the head at a mobile home in Kiln on June 3, 2011. Their bodies were found the next day in Criswell's vehicle near Abita Springs, La.
 
Nicholas Schilling, 21, of Covington, La., has been indicted on two counts of capital murder. Jessica Falgout, 19, of Destrehan, La., was indicted on two counts of accessory after the fact.
 
Their trials are scheduled for the June term of Hancock County Circuit Court.
 
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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

 

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