Ewing Man Sentenced to 45 Years in State Prison for 2020 Murder
On February 1, Aaron Adams, a 41-year-old resident of Ewing, New Jersey, was sentenced to 45 years in state prison for the murder of his girlfriend in June 2020. The announcement was made by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Adams was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose by a jury in November 2023, following a three-week trial.
The incident occurred on June 1, 2020, when Ewing police received a report of a deceased female at a residence on Glen Stewart Drive. The victim, identified as Ashley Davis, a 32-year-old woman from Levittown, Pennsylvania, was found in the basement of the home. Ms. Davis had visible wounds on her body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the execution of a search warrant at the residence, authorities discovered two air rifles and a handheld BB gun in the same room where the victim’s body was located. Additionally, several used bags of suspected heroin with various stamps were found. Aaron Adams, who lived at the Glen Stewart home, was charged with a weapons offense.
An autopsy revealed that Ms. Davis’ death was a result of a gunshot wound caused by a metal air gun pellet, which struck her internal organs and led to massive internal bleeding. Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor John P. Boyle Jr. handled the case for the state.
The investigation into the murder was led by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force, with Detective Karen Mendez playing a key role, along with the Ewing Police Department. Aaron Adams was represented by Assistant Public Defender Jessica Lyons and Assistant Deputy Public Defender Deirdre Smith.
The sentencing of Aaron Adams to 45 years in state prison marks the end of a lengthy legal process that began with the tragic death of Ashley Davis in June 2020. The severity of the sentence reflects the gravity of the crime committed and sends a strong message about the consequences of such acts of violence in our community.