Herald-Whig

Mexico man charged in woman's death waives preliminary hearing

James Addie
Posted: Jun. 12, 2018 9:00 pm Updated: Jun. 12, 2018 9:16 pm

PARIS, Mo. -- A rural Mexico man waived his right to the preliminary hearing on charges in connection with the April 28 death of a Huntsville woman with whom he reportedly had a romantic relationship.

Court records show James A. Addie, 51, waived the preliminary hearing Tuesday in Monroe County Circuit Court. He will be arraigned July 5 on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Addie 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 the probable cause statement filed in the case, 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.

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