Death Penalty Sought in Holly Bobo Case
The three men charged with killing Holly Bobo will face the death penalty if convicted. The 20-year-old nursing student and cousin to country singer Whitney Duncan was reported missing more than four years ago. Her remains were found last September.
According to The Tennessean, Jason Autry, Zachary Adams and John Dylan Adams will face the death penalty if convicted. Premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape are among the charges being brought against them.
Upon the discovery of Bobo's remains, the district attorney at the time indicated that the decision of whether or not to seek the death penalty would be made with Bobo’s family. Whitney Duncan, best known for her appearances on both Survivor and Amazing Race, has kept her cousin’s memory alive on her various social media accounts and has often reacted to news updates.
This latest update doesn’t mean the trial is coming soon. A number of procedural motions have been filed by the defendants, all of whom have pleaded not guilty to all counts. “When you talk about the ultimate punishment there is a heightened sense of due process,” Judge McGinley said during Wednesday’s June 3 hearing (quote via WKRN-TV).
The case drew national interest due to the mysterious nature of Bobo’s disappearance in April 2011. For nearly three years few clues were made public, leaving the family and those who followed with great interest wondering what really happened.
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