Holly Bobo’s brother takes stand, describes day of disappearance
UPDATE: 3:41 p.m. — Clint Bobo, the brother of Holly Bobo, took the stand Monday afternoon to testify in the first day of the murder trial against Zach Adams.
He said he woke up to dogs barking and looked into the carport to see the outlines of two people outside that he thought were Holly and her boyfriend. He said the male voice sounded aggravated and that Holly sounded upset.
When he called his mother to tell her about them being there, he says his mother told him it wasn’t her boyfriend and to call the neighbors. He says he saw the two walking together toward a wooded area.
We’ll have more from the courtroom this evening on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News.
1:46 p.m. — Holly Bobo’s mother Karen Bobo has taken the stand to testify. She describes the morning her daughter went missing.
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has a crew on scene. Reporter Brittany Hardaway is live tweeting from the courtroom. You can follow her on Twitter at @wbbj7brittany and also on Facebook.
11:30 a.m. — Holly Bobo’s father, Dana Bobo, takes the stand Monday morning during the first day of the murder trial against Zach Adams, one of the men accused of killing his daughter.
The state called Dana Bobo to the stand. He described the events that unfolded when the family learned of Holly Bobo’s disappearance. He said when he got the call that Holly was missing, it was the “worst feeling you can possibly feel.”
The defense and prosecution wrapped up their opening statements earlier Monday.
HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — The long-awaited murder trial begins for one of the men charged in the kidnapping, rape and murder of nursing student Holly Bobo.
In a case that has been six years in the making, the trial for Zach Adams began at 9 a.m. Monday in a Savannah courtroom.
The trial started with the reading of the charges, the judge’s charging of the jury and opening statements.
Adams is one of three men charged in the murder of the 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her Decatur County home in April 2011.
A jury was selected Saturday in Hardin County.
Adams’ brother Dylan Adams and a third man, Jason Autry, face the same charges in Bobo’s death.
We’ll have more from the courtroom on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News.