Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Emotional testimony on 1st day of Holly Bobo trail

Emotional testimony on 1st day of Holly Bobo trail

CrimeSider reports that on Monday, prosecutors called Bobo's mother, Karen, as one of the first people against to testify against suspect, Zachary Adams, 33, who's accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing 20-year-old nursing student, Bobo, in 2011. Her disappearance led to an intensive search by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers before hunters stumbled across her remains in northern Decatur County in 2014, The Jackson Sun said.

During the first day of the trial, prosecutor Paul Hagerman alleged that Adams admitted and bragged about drugging, kidnapping, raping and ultimately killing Bobo to his friend, Jason Autry.

"I told her goodbye and I loved her", Karen Bobo said, recalling the last time she spoke to her daughter. Two men out searching for ginseng saw Bobo's remains in a wooded area close to Adams' home.

She had been asked by the defense to identify Holly's driving licence and describe what else was in her wallet on the day she was murdered when she fell off her chair, sobbing: 'I feel like I can't breathe'. He "took her. He raped her".

"Somebody in full disguise has Holly", Karen Bobo could be heard hollering in the telephone call. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango's Facebook page. She at that point tumbled to the floor, and the court was cleared for about thirty minutes. James said the photos and bloodstains indicated that Bobo struggled with someone inside the garage.

Bobo's vanishing prompted an enormous hunt of the fields, ranches and woods of West Tennessee.

"It's kind of like drinking from a fire hose", she said.

Judge Charles Creed McGinley started the afternoon with a "general inquiry" about who on the jury were fans of a certain team. Should Adams be convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Her brother, Clint Bobo, called police after he found blood outside the home they both lived in with their family in Tennessee. "There's a body in the blanket", Hagerman said in opening statements.

Earp also said Adams threatened to tie her up like Bobo several months after her disappearance. Adams disposed of her remaining parts and depicted her to others in revolting terms.

Neighbors heard screams from the home and alerted Karen on the phone. "Zach made the comment, 'They'll never be able to find her, '" Earp said.

Prosecutors said they recovered a gun in May 2017, more than six years after Bobo disappeared. "Be that as it may, he didn't".

Adams' defense attorney, Jennifer Thompson, said her client is not guilty.

The man accused of killing nursing student Holly Bobo in 2011 went on trial Monday in Savannah, Tennessee, about 100 miles southwest of Nashville.

From the stand, Tennessee state trooper Warren Rainey told jurors Zach Adams popped up on his radar the second Saturday after Holly Bobo disappeared.

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