Warwick man charged with murder and assaults


The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging James Adams 32, of 12 Midway Dr. in Warwick with one count of murder, three counts of first degree sexual assault, two counts of first degree robbery, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, three counts of possession of a firearm while committing a crime of violence and one count of possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a crime of violence. 

Prosecutors say Adams murdered Mary Grier in July of 2012. It is further alleged between June 24 and June 30 of 2012, Adams sexually assaulted and robbed two women and physically assaulted a third woman, using a firearm and a heavy metal object during the assaults. Cranston, Providence and Johnston Police conducted the investigation. Adams was sentenced to 11 years to serve for violating his probation from a 2005 conviction of first-degree sexual assault and is currently at the ACI. Adams will be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Dec. 13.

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