Judge says change of venue likely in Holly Bobo trial

Holly Bobo
Holly Bobo's remains were found Sept. 2014.

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A judge confirmed during a status hearing for the Holly Bobo murder case Wednesday that there most likely will be a change in venue for the upcoming trial.

“There’s been tremendous amounts of emotion in Decatur County as a result of this case, and I anticipate it would be impossible to secure a jury that had not been affected by the local emotion and the huge amount of publicity,” Judge Creed McGinley said.

Zachary Adams (L), Dylan Adams (C), Jason Autry (R) in court on June 3, 2015
Zachary Adams (L), Dylan Adams (C), Jason Autry (R) in court on June 3, 2015

The high-profile case is currently set to go to trial April 3, 2017.

Zach Adams, Dylan Adams and Jason Autry are each charged with kidnapping, raping and killing the nursing student in April 2011.

It is still unknown if the three men will be tried together or separately. Judge Creed McGinley has set aside three dates in November to hear motions that could determine how the men are tried.

Autry was the only one of the three who appeared in court Wednesday.

Bobo’s remains were found more than three years after she disappeared from her west Tennessee home.

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