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Recently Indicted Suspect in Holly Bobo Case: "Right hand before God: I Am Innocent"

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Jason Wayne Autry, the man indicted on Monday for the alleged kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo, appeared in court to be arraigned on Wednesday.

Autry, 39, did not have representation at the time of his arraignment, and requested two months to retain legal counsel.

During the arraignment, Autry told the judge multiple times that his cuffs were too tight, causing his hands were turning purple.

"They out to be tighter than they was," Bobo supporter, Casey Vaughn expressed.

No bond was set on Autry, as he is still incarcerated on another charge.

It was agreed Autry would be back in court on June 4 at 1 p.m. If Autry were to retain council before this time, his status hearing could be earlier.

Autry was read his indictments for his count of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and count of First Degree Felony Murder.

He was quoted as saying to the judge, "Right hand before God: I am innocent, sir." As he was led out of the jail, he told cameras and people multiple times he was innocent and falsely accused.

"Disgusted," Vaughn says about Autry's outbursts in court. "I'm not God; I don't know if he is innocent, but obviously they have enough evidence to believe that he is not."

It was agreed Autry would be back in court on June 4 at 1 p.m. If Autry were to retain council before this time, his status hearing could be earlier.