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Man Accused in Holly Bobo's Murder Enters Courtroom

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Zachary Adams faced the family of Holly Bobo for the first time as Bobo's accused kidnapper and murderer. Shackled and protected by a bullet proof vest, the 29-year-old pleaded not guilty to the Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and First Degree Felony Murder during his arraignment today.

Attorney Jennifer Lynn Thompson represented Adams in Judge C. Creed McGinley's court room. 

"Your plea? Not guilty your honor," answered Thompson to Judge McGinley during the brief arraignment.

Holly Bobo disappeared on April 13th, 2011. Her brother, Clint Bobo told investigators he last saw his sister going into the woods with a man dressed in camouflage. Adams was arrested and charged last week, after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation searched his property in Holladay, TN. Bobo's brother, parents and cousin, country-singer Whitney Duncan were among many family members in the arraignment this afternoon.

Cornith Baptish Church pastor, Don Franks said, "They're a family of great faith, and by the grace of God they will get through this."

The Bobo's pastor, Don Franks and Memphis attorney Steve Farese spoke on behalf of the family today. They asked the public to continue praying for the Bobos.

Steve Farese added, " I think that it will help them that if a conviction is had and if theyfacts and circumstances are brought to light."

Adams' attorney did not comment on her way out of the Decatur County courthouse, which was decorated with pink ribbons in support of Holly Bobo.

Holly Bobo's high school friend, Mary Beth Helms said, "The community is going through this with them, they are not alone. I know we don't hurt the way that they do, but we are here for them and we love them. "

A status hearing is set for April 9th. Thompson will announce at that time, if she is going to remain as Zachary Adams attorney through the trial.

Judge McGinley said, " I dont want it to sit idle, but I don't want it to travel at such a speed that it's not fair to the state or the defendant."

Zachary Adams remains in Chester County jail with no bond.


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SEE ALSO:
The Holly Bobo Case
Speculation Zachary Adams involved in Attempted Kidnapping before Bobo Disappeared

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