June 29, 2023
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) – A Ewing Township man was found guilty by a Mercer County jury for the 2020 death of his girlfriend, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today.
Aaron Adams, 41, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The conviction was the result of an investigation led by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Ewing Police Department. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 1, 2020, Ewing police were alerted to a deceased female in a home on Glen Stewart Drive. Upon arrival, they located the victim, identified as Ashley Davis, 32, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the basement. There were visible wounds to Ms. Davis’ body and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the execution of a search warrant at the home, two air rifles and a handheld BB gun were located in the same room as the victim’s body. Numerous used bags of suspected heroin with various stamps were also discovered during the search. The victim’s boyfriend, Aaron Adams, resided at the Glen Stewart home, and was charged with a weapons offense.
Following an autopsy, Ms. Davis’ death was ruled a homicide. Investigation revealed she suffered a gunshot wound by a metal air gun pellet that struck internal organs and caused massive internal bleeding.
Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor John P. Boyle Jr. represented the state during the three-week trial before Mercer County Superior Court Peter E. Warshaw. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Jessica Lyons and Assistant Deputy Public Defender Deirdre Smith.
Adams faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced on February 1, 2024.
Aaron Adams, 41, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Adams faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced on February 1, 2024.