(WREG-TV) News Channel 3 has confirmed investigators plan to indict a third suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo.
Shayne Kyle Austin was granted immunity, but investigators say he did not tell them the truth, breaking their agreement.
His lawyer, Luke Evans, tells us that agreement meant Austin would not face any criminal charges, in exchange for total cooperation.
The Jackson Sun reported the agreement and said, “In exchange for the total cooperation of Shayne Kyle Austin, the State agrees to grant him immunity for all charges arising out of the disposal, destruction, burial and/or concealment of Holly Bobo’s deceased body, conditioned upon him assisting us in recovering the body of Holly Bobo.”
The agreement also said the state would give Austin immunity for information concerning the “possession of any controlled substances, the sale of any controlled substances, the possession of drug paraphernalia, and/or any other drug related criminal activity (not to include any drugs administered to Holly Lynn Bobo.)”
But the indictment has been stalled so his lawyer fired back, filing a civil suit, which delays any action until it’s heard.
The lawsuit will be in chancery court next month, and it will be up to a judge whether the state or Austin violated the contract.
If the judge decides Austin violated it, he could then be indicted.
Evans tells us Austin takes issue with the state’s contention he was untruthful and insists he has remained in compliance with the immunity agreement.
TBI would not confirm any additional suspects Tuesday evening.