Corey Adams pled guilty and has been sentenced to life in prison for the February 2017 murder and dismemberment of his mother, Cecelia Broida.
Adams entered a plea of guilty to a count of malice murder in Pierce County Superior Court last Wednesday before Judge Jeffrey Kight. As part of the plea deal, Adams agreed to not seek eligibility for parole for 35 years.
District Attorney George Barnhill and Assistant District Attorney Melanie Brogdon of the Waycross Judicial Circuit prosecuted the case.
Adams was represented by Karin Kissiah and Michael Schwartz of the Brunswick office of the Georgia Statewide Capital Defenders Office represented Adams.
Adams was arrested Feb. 21, 2017 and charged with the murder of his mother. He had been charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, concealing a death and tampering with evidence.
Broida’s dismembered and partially-dressed body was discovered on what is thought to be an abandoned former county road just off Georgia Highway 32 west of Patterson. The body was discovered in a wooded area nearer to Patterson than to Bristol by residents out riding four-wheelers.
Adams is alleged to have murdered his mother by stabbing her repeatedly in the chest and then dismembering her body and dumping her remains.
The murder is believed to have taken place at an apartment the two shared on Central Avenue in Blackshear. No motive has ever been given for the murder.
According to court documents, Adams used “a cutting tool” to dismember Broida’s body and put it into plastic bags. He then allegedly took the bags to a secluded, rural area just off Griffis Road, off Georgia Highway 32 near Patterson and dumped them in the woods.