Suspect in Holly Bobo murder back in court after plea deadline extended

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — One of the men charged in the disappearance and death of a Decatur County nursing student appeared Monday morning in court.

Dylan Adams appeared before Judge Creed McGinley in Hardin County after the judge extended his plea deadline during a Thursday hearing.

Adams is charged in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 20-year-old Holly Bobo.

Judge McGinley said during last week’s hearing that if no plea is entered by Monday he will begin scheduling more deadlines for motions.

The judge said during the Monday hearing that essentially no progress was made over the weekend. The judge then called for a recess until around 11 a.m. to see if a plea could be negotiated.

When court resumed, attorneys still had not reached a plea negotiation.

Judge McGinley set another hearing for 11 a.m. Jan. 22. He said he will not accept a negotiated plea after that date.

Adams is scheduled to stand trial in May, less than a year after a jury convicted his brother, Zach Adams, of Bobo’s murder.

A third man, Jason Autry, is also charged in Bobo’s death. His trial date has not been set.

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