Adam C. Emery was convicted of second degree murder in Rhode Island State Superior Court on November 10, 1993. The conviction stemmed from an incident which occurred in August of 1990 during which Emery stabbed another man to death. Emery was permitted to remain free on bail pending formal sentencing which was scheduled for December of 1993. He left the courthouse in order to get his affairs in order. Hours after his release, his car was located on the top of the Newport Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island. Emery has not been seen since the time of his release. A federal warrant was issued on January 18, 1994, and Emery was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Emery may travel to Florida or Italy.