Police & Courts

October 2019 trial date set for Mexico man charged in woman's death

James Addie
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Aug. 30, 2018 5:35 pm Updated: Aug. 30, 2018 6:43 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The rural Mexico, Mo., man charged in the April death of a Huntsville woman has been set for next fall.

Court records show that James A. Addie's trial is set to start Oct. 18, 2019, in Cole County Circuit Court. It is expected to last six days.

Addie, 52, is accused of shooting 35-year-old Molly N. Watson, whose body was found April 28 in front of her vehicle near a low-water crossing east of Mo. 151 and Route M in Monroe County.

In a probable cause statement, Addie reportedly told police that he and Watson were to be married April 29 in Columbia, even though he had been married to his wife for 22 years.

Police said Addie told them he and Watson had been in a relationship for seven years without his wife's knowledge.

The statement also said a tire imprint in the ground near Watson's vehicle was consistent with the tire tread on Addie's 2000 Mercury Sable.

The case was moved to Cole County from Monroe County in July after attorneys representing Addie made a motion for a change of venue.

A case management conference was set for Oct. 12, and a status hearing was set for Jan. 18, 2019.

Addie is being held in the Monroe County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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