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Former Missouri corrections employee convicted of murder now housed at prison in another state

939 the Eagle has confirmed that a former Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) employee convicted of killing his secret fiancée has been sent to an out-of-state prison, under the interstate compact.

Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) spokeswoman Karen Pojmann confirms that to the Eagle.

James Addie’s 2021 trial at the Cole County Courthouse in Jefferson City was broadcast live nationwide on Court TV, and ABC’s “20/20” did a two-hour special on the case on Friday. Addie has ties to Moberly, Mexico, Columbia and Sante Fe.

Addie is serving a life prison sentence for killing Molly Watson, who was shot to death execution-style along a remote road near Moberly. Addie and Watson both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC).

Addie is expected to appeal his conviction. He criticized his attorney, Jefferson City’s T.J. Kirsch, during the sentencing hearing, saying he had received ineffective counsel.


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