Holly Bobo murder trial: Will there be justice for slain nursing student?

Over six years ago, Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was violently kidnapped from her family's home. Her disappearance became an immediate media sensation, gaining the attention of people from one end of the country to the other. The search for the coed lasted for three years, before her skeletal remains were finally located. It was a heartbreaking end to a chapter that many hoped would turn out so much differently, and it was a revelation that there was a monster (at least one) in the sleepy town of Darden. Now here we are, so many years later, and the fiends responsible for Holly's death are scheduled to go on trial. Will she and her loved ones get the justice they so deeply deserve?

Ultimately, three men stand accused of kidnapping and murdering Holly Bobo. Zachary Adams, his brother Dylan and a man named Jason Autry are all believed to be directly involved in the young woman's death -- and the details that have made it to the public are absolutely horrifying. Detectives believe that Zachary Adams forcefully abducted Bobo on the morning of April 13, 2011.

It's believed that Zachary raped Holly, even going as far as filming the violent event. In fact, prosecutors have alleged that Zach's brother held the camera while the 20-year-old coed was raped and killed. These are horrifying allegations, and if they're true there is a snuff film in existence, starring this unfortunate young woman.

This has long-been a strange case. While officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation played this case close to their vests, a lot was left on which to speculation. In particular, the strange behavior of the then-missing woman's brother -- along with his ever-changing story about what happened the morning she was kidnapped -- made it easy to speculate. Clint Bobo witnessed the abduction of his little sister, and is notoriously known for doing nothing to stop it. This behavior led to the speculation that he may have been involved in her disappearance. Of course, if you go by what detectives believe, Clint Bobo had absolutely nothing to do with the kidnapping and murder of his sister. In this case, Clint Bobo's behavior in the early days of his sister's disappearance is illustrative of the fact that everyone behaves differently in times of crisis.

Will there be justice for Holly Bobo? At this point in the case it's hard to tell. The trial of suspect Zachary Adams is scheduled to begin this week, and it's really anybody's guess as to how long it will last. During the course of this upcoming trial we may see a world of evidence that was never released to the public, or we may see a floundering prosecution attempting to convict a total of three men.


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