Holly Bobo Suspect: “Right Hand To God I’m Innocent”

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(Decatur County, TN) The two men indicted for the disappearance and presumed murder of  Holly Bobo are in court.

Zach Adams and Jason Autry are both charged with felony first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

Autry, who was indicted yesterday, told the judge, "I'm innocent of these charges. Right hand to God I'm innocent"

Autry also told the judge the handcuffs were cutting off blood to his hands and he cannot afford an attorney.

The court entered a 'not guilty' plea for Autry, since he seemed unsure about the charges he faces.

Autry said he is not sure his family can afford a private attorney at which time the judge urged him to do his best, "I don't have to tell you these are very serious charges. I urge you to secure counsel."

Autry, who is already in jail for drug charges, will be back in court June 4 at 1 p.m.

Zach Adams entered a not guilty plea on a coercion of a witness charge.

Adams reportedly sent a threat to his brother warning him not to talk with investigators.

Adams previously entered a not guilty plea to the murder and kidnapping charges.

An attorney for Adams said he has been in isolation in the Chester County Jail without access to pencil or paper which the attorney said he needs to provide notes to his attorney.

Adams will also be back in court June 4.

We have learned a third man, Shane Kyle Austin, will soon be indicted.

Austin was initially given but prosecutors say he violated the deal but not telling the truth.

The deal was to prevent him for being charged, “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.”

Holly Bobo's body has still not been found.

It’s been three years since Holly Bobo disappeared.

It was April 13, 2011, when her brother told authorities he saw Bobo following a man in hunting clothes into the woods near the family home in Darden.

Police and family searched but were unable to find her.

Adams has a violent past and some say they are not surprised he was arrested.

TBI is still asking anyone with potentially helpful information to call them at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


  • Brad

    I haven’t caught all of the story as of late, but what evidence do they have on these guys? Can they be prosecuted without a body?

    • Harry

      A couple of facts for the ignorant. A) You can be found guilty of murder with no body. It’s harder but a conviction is still very possible. B) Holly Bobo NEVER ” hung out” with any of these losers. Do your research before looking like a fool on this site.

      Before attacking me, check the facts yourself and you will see that I am right.

    • Harry

      “… it is equally clear that the fact of death, like any other fact, can be proved by circumstantial evidence, that is to say, evidence of facts which lead to one conclusion, provided that the jury are satisfied and are warned that it must lead to one conclusion only.”[8]

      The United States case of People v. Scott[9] held that “circumstantial evidence, when sufficient to exclude every other reasonable hypothesis, may prove the death of a missing person, the existence of a homicide and the guilt of the accused”.[10]

  • Archie Starchie

    “Chris Williams” is hilariously stupid. :-D

    His meth buddies are going down, all of them.
    M. A. will be arrested next.

  • David Carter

    I am sure his god is Jesus. He was created and brought to life by people who look like him. If he is lying? He will be OK.

  • Easydoesit

    Chris Williams people mention you and how you are this and that. It’s amazing and how does it make you feel? Maybe you should change things you say. In other words quit being a BigDummy you BigDummy!!!!

    • Harry

      She never was hanging with these men Joe. Read about the case before looking stupid on this page. She was kidnapped and murdered not out on a date with these monsters.

  • gene

    Body is not required for conviction on murder, if they have “good” evidence then thats it. No body No problem, can still be convicted, and should be put on death row front seat!

  • lou

    i am sure this has been asked, and nothing we can question can bring her back, but the brother saw her walk into the woods, right? did he not question in his mind who that person was? did not question because he knew who he was?

    • canadianwhiskeygirl

      Lou according to news zach adams her cousin. Not sure of relation between holly and other 2

  • deltab

    Some of the comments here are just plain ignorant. And chris your mother should have swallowed you!!!!!

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