UPDATE: New changes could come in Holly Bobo case

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. — A Tuesday hearing brought new developments for a family seeking justice in the death of Holly Bobo.

“She would have had a nursing career, and all of that was taken and we don’t know why,” family friend Tammy Ramey said.

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-09-32-pmDecatur County Judge Creed McGinley said Tuesday he is considering holding separate trials for Jason Autry and brothers Dylan and Zachary Adams, the suspects in the 2011 kidnapping, rape and killing of 20-year-old Holly Bobo.

And there is more. Judge McGinley spoke about relocating the trial.

“Motion for change of venue will not be granted at this time, but the parties can assume the court will grant a motion for change of venue at some point. I want to leave it in this county for as long as I can,” Judge McGinley said.

And if the trial does move, it could possibly take place in Hardin County.

“The pink was to bring holly home,”  Ramey said of the ribbons and other decorations in the area. But that display of affection will soon come to an end.

“I will not tolerate signs, placards, t-shirts — anything like that could be perceived as trying to influence prospective jurors,”  Judge McGinley said.

But for family and friends, it is still hard to move forward.

“In a way it seems like forever, and in a way it seems like it just happened yesterday, and it’s still all fresh in our minds,” Ramey said.

But they will forever be reminded of a positive situation that came out of this tragedy.

“It did bring this community together,” Ramey said. “We have not forgotten that, and we will not forget that.”

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