Suspect in Holly Bobo Murder Case Pleads Not Guilty
The murder suspect in the case of missing nursing student Holly Bobo — cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan — pleaded not guilty in a brief arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon (March 11).
Adams sported a black and tan striped jumpsuit, bullet-proof vest and shackles while Judge Creed McGinley asked him if he understood the charges, to which the Tennessee native replied, “Yes, sir.”
An April 9 status hearing was set. In the meantime, investigators are still searching the suspect’s property, having arrived with crew and dogs on Saturday (March 8). The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) confirms it requested Shelby County Emergency Services to search there in connection with Duncan’s cousin’s murder. The TBI has not indicated whether any remains have been discovered.
Bobo disappeared from outside her home in Darden, Tenn. on the morning of April 13, 2011. Her brother saw her being led into the woods by someone dressed in camouflage, and it’s been years of praying, hope and heartbreak for the family since.
On the day that news of the murder broke, Duncan issued a statement on Twitter, expressing that she was “heartbroken beyond words“. On Monday (March 10), she pleaded with fans to pray for the Bobo family:
The Bobo family needs your prayers more than ever. Please spend some time in prayer today. #HollyBobo
— Holly Bobo (@NewsOnHollyBobo) March 10, 2014
More on this story as it develops.