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Capital murderer sentenced to life without parole

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Michael Kevin Adams, 53, of Frisco, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for the capital murder of his ex-fiancé, Nicole Leger, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

In March 2013 in Frisco, Denton County, Adams abducted and sexually assaulted Leger and threatened to kill her. Eventually he released her, and she reported his crimes to the Frisco Police Department. Adams was arrested, but posted bond on the Denton County offenses.

Leger moved to Melissa in Collin County to hide out from Adams, renting a house in a friend's name. She also put the utilities in another's name to avoid detection.

Adams, who worked for a vehicle repossession company, used a GPS tracking device to locate her new home and by phone threatened to kill her if she testified against him in the Denton County cases.  Adams' work computer revealed searches for and routes to her home in Melissa.

On Sept. 9, 2013, Adams entered Leger's home and shot her twice in the head, killing her. Investigators from the Melissa Police Department, Collin County Sheriff's Office, and Texas Rangers collected DNA, digital evidence from Adams' work computer, and firearms comparison evidence.  

The jury returned a guilty verdict for capital murder which carried an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. Judge Ray Wheless pronounced sentence drawing the two week trial to a close.

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Paul Anfosso, Thomas Ashworth, and Ashleigh Woodall prosecuted the case and were assisted by District Attorney Investigators Stephanie Strickland and Keith Henslee. Ranger Reuben Mankin and Melissa Police Captain Kyle Babcock were the chief investigators in the case.