3rd man charged with murder in nursing student Holly Bobo’s death

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DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a third man has been charged with murder in the death of a Tennessee nursing student reported missing in 2011.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that John Dylan Adams has been charged in the case of Holly Bobo with premeditated first-degree murder and murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape.

Adams’ brother, Zachary Adams, and another man, Jason Autry, face the same charges after new indictments were issued. Zachary Adams and Autry had previously been charged with murder and kidnapping.

The 20-year-old student was reported missing from her home in Parsons in April 2011. A lengthy search drew national attention and authorities say the woman’s skull was found later that year in a wooded area in Tennessee.

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2 comments

  • Older and wiser

    Didn’t they have an older man helping them with this crime? The older Adams brother has the face of a hardened criminal, but it took some criminal experience to pull this off, and that could have come from their older accomplice Jason Autry. Then there were the Pearcy brothers who had that cell phone video of one of the rapes, and Shayne Austin, the one who killed himself. I wonder if the Pearcy brothers ever turned over that cell phone video. It could explain why they don’t face the same charges.

    But they wouldn’t have been able to work together so well or get away with it for so long unless they had some experience. I’ll bet there are a few unsolved rapes, abductions, and even murders in their past.

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