BRANDY B. SHADDOX, d/o/b 12-08-1977, of Hollister, was sentenced on Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018, in the Circuit Court of Lawrence County, for the November 2015 murder of Larry Adams, in Taney County, Missouri. Lawrence County Circuit Judge Jack Goodman sentenced Shaddox to life in prison without parole for the crime of murder in the first degree, to another term of life for the class A felony of assault in the first degree, to twenty (20) years for the felony of armed criminal action, to fifteen (15) years for the class B felony of kidnapping, and to four (4) years for the class D felony of forgery. Judge Goodman ordered all of the sentences to run consecutively with one another.
Shaddox had been found guilty by a Lawrence County jury of all those charges on July 27, 2018, following a week-long trial. The case was tried by the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, but was moved to Lawrence County on a change of venue requested by Shaddox and her lawyers. The charges stemmed from crimes committed in November of 2015, when Shaddox – with the assistance of Mark Bailey – purchased cable ties at a local home improvement store; called 72-year old Larry Adams, of Hollister, to a storage facility; assaulted Adams with a flashlight; bound Adams’s hands and feet with the cable ties; drove him to a remote location off Highway 65 in Walnut Shade, Missouri; and then left the victim bound in a car. Adams died of hypothermia after being abandoned by Shaddox and Bailey, and his body was discovered on November 14, 2015.