John Walker Adams Wednesday pled not guilty to killing his friend during a live-stream – despite video ‘showing him putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger
Adams, 23, had been drinking and live-streaming with his friend Josman Cereceres, also 23, on an app called LiveMe in Nov 2017
He reportedly chambered a bullet, put the gun to his pal’s head and pulled the trigger, killing Cereceres
Adams told police his friend had accidentally shot himself and investigators found the shooting was likley self-inflicted, and no charges were filed
However by the next month, Adams’ lawyer David Terry told police his client was responsible for Cereceres death
Adams of Roseburg near Portland, Oregon was charged with first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in Jan
Faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, if convicted
Psychopath: John Walker Adams pled not guilty to the charge of first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in Jan over the death of his pal Josman Cereceres, despite video evidence
A man is pleading ‘not guilty’ to shooting his friend dead during a live-stream, despite the existence of a video apparently showing him putting a gun to the victim’s head and pulling the trigger.
John Walker Adams, 23, is accused of fatally shooting his friend Josman Cereceres, 23, execution style in the head.
Adams had been drinking and live-streaming with Cereceres on an app called LiveMe last November when Cereceres suffered at fatal gunshot wound to the head, the News Review reports.
The suspect told police his friend had accidentally shot himself, when he picked up a loaded pistol from the counter, and the gun went off, court documents show.
Cereceres was rushed to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, where he later died.
Investigators determined that the cause of the shooting was likley from a self-inflicted and found that it had been an accidental shooting.
No charges were filed.
His explanation however, was directly contradicted by his attorney, David Terry.
On December 1, Terry informed told police that his client was responsible for the death of Cereceres.
John Walker Adams was subsequently charged with first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in the shooting death of Josman Cereceres.
Victim: Josman Cereceres [photo], had been drinking and live-streaming with his friend Adams on an app called LiveMe, when he was shot the fatal gunshot wound to the head in Nov 2017
Police interviewed Adams four days later, and he claimed that he and Cereceres had been drinking and live-streaming themselves on an app called ‘LiveMe’ that night when the shooting occurred.
In court documents, Adams said he picked up a pistol that was on the counter and the gun accidentally went off, shooting Cereceres in the head.
After investigators recovered a copy of the live broadcast, they found that Adams had again withheld some details about the shooting.
He was then seen slide a round into the firing chamber, place the gun to the side of Cereceres’ head and pull the trigger.
Police interviewed Adams again a few days later, where he admitted he changed his clothes and returned to alter the crime scene. He threw a bullet found on the ground into a field.
If convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Adams faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years.