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Date: 12-02-2016

Case Style:

State of Oklahoma v. Joseph Richard Cyr

Case Number: CF-2013-2102

Judge: Cindy H. Truong

Court: District Court, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Jimmy Harmon, Emily Music and Ryan Stephenson

Defendant's Attorney:




Bob Carter

Description: Oklahoma City, OK - Defendant Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Stabbing of Woman and Fetus

The State of Oklahoma charged Joseph Richard Cyr, age 35, with two counts of first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.1 for stabbing and killing Jaymie Adams, age 25, her unborn child.

Title 21 O.S. 701.1 provides:



A. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought causes the death of another human being. Malice is that deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being, which is manifested by external circumstances capable of proof.

B. A person also commits the crime of murder in the first degree, regardless of malice, when that person or any other person takes the life of a human being during, or if the death of a human being results from, the commission or attempted commission of murder of another person, shooting or discharge of a firearm or crossbow with intent to kill, intentional discharge of a firearm or other deadly weapon into any dwelling or building as provided in Section 1289.17A of this title, forcible rape, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, escape from lawful custody, eluding an officer, first degree burglary, first degree arson, unlawful distributing or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances or synthetic controlled substances, trafficking in illegal drugs, or manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance.

1. Except as provided in paragraph 3 of this subsection, the term "synthetic controlled substance" means a substance:

a. the chemical structure of which is substantially similar to the chemical structure of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II,

b. which has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II, or

c. with respect to a particular person, which such person represents or intends to have a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II.

2. The designation of gamma butyrolactone does not preclude a finding pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection that the chemical is a synthetic controlled substance.

3. Such term does not include:

a. a controlled substance,

b. any substance for which there is an approved new drug application,

c. with respect to a particular person any substance, if an exemption is in effect for investigational use, for that person, under Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355) to the extent conduct with respect to such substance is pursuant to such exemption, or

d. any substance to the extent not intended for human consumption before such an exemption takes effect with respect to that substance.

C. A person commits murder in the first degree when the death of a child results from the willful or malicious injuring, torturing, maiming or using of unreasonable force by said person or who shall willfully cause, procure or permit any of said acts to be done upon the child pursuant to Section 843.5 of this title. It is sufficient for the crime of murder in the first degree that the person either willfully tortured or used unreasonable force upon the child or maliciously injured or maimed the child.

D. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought solicits another person or persons to cause the death of a human being in furtherance of unlawfully manufacturing, distributing or dispensing controlled dangerous substances, as defined in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, unlawfully possessing with intent to distribute or dispense controlled dangerous substances, or trafficking in illegal drugs.

E. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person intentionally causes the death of a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or corrections employee while the officer or employee is in the performance of official duties.

Outcome: JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY ONE). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH ATTYS JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/ RYAN STEVENSON. 60 JURORS ARE SWORN & 30 ARE CALLED TO THE JURY BOX. THE COURT INQUIRES OF THE JURORS; 2 JURORS ARE EXCUSED FOR CAUSE & OTHER JURORS ARE CALLED; THE COURT PASSES THE JURY FOR CAUSE.THE STATE INQUIRES OF THE JURORS & PASSES THE JURY FOR CAUSE. THE DEFENSE INQUIRES OF THE JURORS, THE COURT IS IN RECESS UNTIL 10-18-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-17-2016 RTSBN

RETURN SUBPOENA (NO CHARGE)

Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-18-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY TWO). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH ATTYS JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON.THE STATE INQUIRES OF THE JURORS & PASSES THE JURY FOR CAUSE. THE DEFENSE INQUIRES OF THE JURORS & PASSES THE JURY FOR CAUSE. PRE-EMPTORY CHALLENGES ENTERED: THE STATE EXCUSES JURORS NO. 6,16,24,30,4,21,1,8,28; THE DEFENSE EXCUSES JURORS NO. 2,3,10,11,12,15,17,18,27. TWELVE JURORS AND 2 ALTERNATES ARE SWORN. THE COURT INSTRUCTS THE JURY. THE STATE READS THE INFORMATION. BOTH PARTIES GIVE AN OPENING STATEMENT. THE COURT IS IN RECESS UNTIL 10-19-16 AT 9:00AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-19-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY THREE). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (7) WITNESSES WITH ONE VIDEO; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. JURY IS ESCORTED TO SITE WITH SHERIFFS OFFICE, ALL ATTORNEYS PRESENT. THE COURT IS IN RECESS UNTIL 10-20-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-24-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY FOUR). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (3) WITNESSES; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. THE COURT IS IN RECESS UNTIL 10-21-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-24-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY FIVE). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (3) WITNESSES; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. THE COURT IS IN RECESS UNTIL 10-24-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-24-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY SIX). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN.THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (2) WITNESSES; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. COURT IN RECESS UNTILL 10-25-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-25-2016 SII

SUBPOENA ISSUED - INDIVIDUAL/ 1 ORIGINAL WITH 2 COPIES.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-25-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY SEVEN). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN.THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (8) WITNESSES; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. COURT IN RECESS UNTILL 10-26-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.
CYR, JOSEPH RICHARD
10-26-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY EIGHT). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN.THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEVENSON. THE STATE CALLS (4) WITNESSES; DEFENSE CALLS (3) WITNESSES; THE WITNESSES ARE SWORN & TESTIMONY IS TAKEN. EXHIBITS ARE ADMITTED. COURT IN RECESS UNTILL 10-27-16 AT 9AM. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.

10-27-2016 CTFREE

JUDGE TRUONG: THIS MATTER COMES ON FOR JURY TRIAL (DAY NINE). THE DEFT APPEARS IN CUSTODY WITH ATTYS JACOB BENEDICT/AMANDA HOLDEN. THE STATE APPEARS BY ADA JIMMY HARMON/EMILY MUSIC/RYAN STEPHENSON. THE STATE RESTS. THE DEFT DEMURRERS; THE DEMURRER IS OVER-RULED. THE DEFENSE CALLS NO WITNESSES & RESTS. THE COURT INSTRUCTS THE JURY. BOTH PARTIES GIVE CLOSING ARGUMENTS. THE JURY RETIRES TO DELIBERATE & RETURNS WITH A VERDICT OF: COUNT 1) MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - GUILTY WITH FIXED PUNISHMENT SET AT LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE; COUNT 2) MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - GUILTY WITH FIXED PUNISHMENT SET AT LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBLITY OF PAROLE. FORMAL SENTENCING IS SET FOR 12-2-16 AT 9AM. PSI WAIVED. COMMITENT ISSUED. ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE RECORDED BY COURT REPORTER DEBBIE TORBERT.

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