TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) – A man from Ewing Township has been found guilty by a Mercer County jury for the murder of his girlfriend in 2020, according to an announcement made today by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.
Aaron Adams, aged 41, was convicted of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The verdict came after an investigation led by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Ewing Police Department. On June 1, 2020, at around 6:30 p.m., the Ewing police received a report of a deceased female at a residence on Glen Stewart Drive. Upon arrival, the victim, identified as Ashley Davis, aged 32, from Levittown, Pennsylvania, was found in the basement. Visible wounds were observed on Ms. Davis’ body, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the execution of a search warrant at the residence, law enforcement discovered two air rifles and a handheld BB gun in the same room where the victim’s body was found. Additionally, numerous used bags containing suspected heroin with various stamps were also found. The victim’s boyfriend, Aaron Adams, who lived at the Glen Stewart home, was subsequently charged with a weapons offense.
Following an autopsy, it was determined that Ms. Davis’ death was a homicide. The investigation revealed that she had suffered a gunshot wound from a metal air gun pellet, which caused internal bleeding and damage to her internal organs.
Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor John P. Boyle Jr. represented the state during the three-week trial, which took place before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Peter E. Warshaw. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Jessica Lyons and Assistant Deputy Public Defender Deirdre Smith.
Aaron Adams now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for February 1, 2024.
In a related development, Adams has been found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. As a result, he could potentially receive a life sentence in prison, which will be determined on February 1, 2024.