Meridian Star

State/Region

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.
 
___
 
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

 

1
Text Only
State/Region
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

New federal data show Mississippi received 179 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. Gov. Phil Bryant wrote to President Barack Obama demanding the president pre-announce plans to send immigrants to Mississippi, saying Mississippi would block transports. Do you agree with Bryant?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide