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Man found guilty of killing, dismembering Creston woman

Nathaniel Jessup, born in 1987, was found guilty in a Kamloops courtroom of manslaughter and the dismemberment of Katherine McAdams in August 2015.
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A Creston man with a violent criminal history was convicted of manslaughter in a Kamloops courtroom last week.

Nathaniel David Jessup was found guilty Nov. 25 of manslaughter and causing indignity to a body; crimes committed seven years earlier.

Katherine McAdam's remains were found in a bike trailer in Creston. Her body parts were bagged and accompanied by a bloody hacksaw and documents belonging to Jessup, according to a recent court decision.

McAdam was 59 years old at the time of her death in August 2015.

Jessup, born in 1987, was found guilty of manslaughter and interfering with a body in Kamloops Supreme Court on Nov. 25, according to a published decision.

He was being tried for the murder of Dylan Levi Judd in a Kamloops prison cell when he was charged with McAdam's murder in 2019. 

He was acquitted in Judd's death. Although he was initially charged with second-degree murder, a forensic pathologist couldn't determine a cause of death because of the advanced decay and dismemberment.

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McAdam lived alone in Creston and Jessup was homeless. Their relationship isn't clear, but Jessup was using her home to do laundry in August 2015 before she was killed.

The exact date of her death isn't known, but a Kamloops judge believes she died on Aug. 17, because Jessup was seen in and out of her basement suite, but he told witnesses McAdams wasn't home. She was reported missing the next day, according to the decision.

Police found the bike trailer ten days later on a property near Creston. The trailer, which belonged to Jessup's mother, had a strong odour by that time and police found McAdam's remains and Jessup's mail.

Most of the evidence tying Jessup to McAdam's death was circumstantial, but it was enough to convince the court he was responsible for her death and deliberately tried to conceal what caused her death.

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Jessup has a violent history with offences dating back to 2006. Most of them were in the Creston area with some in the Lower Mainland, according to court records.

He was acquitted of his one previous charge in the Kamloops area, which was the suspected murder of Judd in 2014.

Although he's been found guilty, Jessup hasn't yet been sentenced.

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