Decatur Co. Community Reacts to Indictment in Bobo Case

Heather Mathis

DECATUR CO., Tenn. - Several of Holly Bobo's supporters and members of the Decatur County community were at Wednesday's news conference. They were searching for answers.

Many broke into tears when TBI Director Mark Gwyn read that Zach Adams, 29, of Holladay, had been indicted on counts of first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping.

"It just hurts," cried Mary Beth Duke. "It hurts to the core. There are no words."

Many say they have spent the last three years hoping and praying for Holly. They always believed she would come home.

"It's just heartbreaking. It's not the way we wanted it to turn out. It's not right," an emotional resident told media outside of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, the site of the Wednesday news conference.

For some, the disbelief was that Adams could be responsible for Holly's death and kidnapping

"They are just trying to blame Zach because he is an outlaw," another resident said.

Others hope District Attorney General Hansel McCadams really does pursues the harshest of punishment.

"I agree with the death penalty 110 percent," said Jonathan Wallace, who helped search for Bobo in 2011.

Members from the Bobos' family church said they will likely hold a special service in the future, but for now they are giving the family time.


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