Kiln man gets 30 years for role in double murder

Jessie Clay Adams (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Jessie Clay Adams (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Kiln man was in court Tuesday to admit his role in disposing of a body, a car, and a murder weapon in a 2011 double murder.

Jessie Adams, 32, pled guilty 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.

District Attorney Joel Smith said Adams admitted helping his co-defendant 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.

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. The judge suspended 10 years of the sentence, leaving 20 years for Adams to serve behind bars. Adams will also face five years of post-release supervision.

As a condition of his sentence, Adams agreed that he would testify truthfully at the trial of each co-defendant. Nicholas Schilling and Jessica Falgout have a court setting in June 2013 in Hancock County.

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