DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge set a target trial date in early 2017 for at least one of three men charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of a Tennessee nursing student.
Decatur County Chancery Judge C. Creed McGinley said Wednesday that he expects to begin a trial on April 3, 2017, though McGinley said he is not sure if the three men charged in Holly Bobo’s death will go to trial together or individually, The Jackson Sun reported (http://bit.ly/218o8wZ ).
“I don’t know who I’m trying, but I’m trying someone on April 3,” McGinley said in court.
Bobo was 20 when she disappeared from her home in April 2011. Her partial remains were found in a wooded area in Decatur County in September 2014, authorities said. Brothers Zach and John Dylan Adams and Jason Autry are charged with premeditated murder as well as murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape.
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Pastor Don Franks says Bobo’s family supports the proposed trial date.
“Whatever it takes, however long it takes, the family of Holly Bobo remains committed to having justice for their beloved daughter,” Franks said.
The judge has set dates for motions to be heard in the case beginning on Nov. 15.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com