Man sentenced to life for 2012 murder

By News Staff

James Adams will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a woman he met on

34-year-old Adams was convicted of the brutal killing of Mary Grier in a garage at a Cranston apartment complex in the summer of 2012.

Police say Adams invited Grier to his home and forced her inside the garage at gunpoint before beating her to death.

The jury returned a guilty verdict in just four hours. Grier was only 20 when she was killed.

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