Trial for Monroe County Man Accused of Shooting and Killing His Soon to be Wife Begins

The trial for the Monroe County man who is accused of shooting and killing his soon to be wife nearly 3 years ago is underway.

The trial 54 year old James Addie began yesterday (Monday) in a Cole County courtroom.

35 year old Molly Watson was found outside of her car, April 27th, 2018, on a rural gravel road near the intersection of Route M and Highway 151 in the Middle Grove area.

Deputies searched Addie’s car and determined the tire tread matched tracks found at the crime scene described by the person who found Molly’s body.

She was set to get married to Addie, 2 days later.

Addie was set to illegally marry a second woman, and investigators went to his home, located in Santa Fe, in southern Monroe County near the Audrain County line.

According to court records officers found out his wife knew nothing of his relationship with Molly, which had been going on for about 7 years.

Addie is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.