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Zach Adams’ attorney requests new trial in Holly Bobo murder

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Zachary Adams in on trial in the murder of Holly Bobo

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — An attorney is requesting a new trial for Zachary Adams, the man sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo.

Attorney Jennifer Thompson told media outlets Thursday that her motion for Adams claims there was insufficient evidence and the trial’s venue should have been moved.

In September, Adams made a plea deal minutes before sentencing. Adams was convicted of murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape after an 11-day jury trial.

The agreement gave Adams life without parole for Bobo’s killing. He was sentenced to consecutive terms of 25 years for both the kidnapping and rape convictions.

Bobo was 20 when she disappeared from home in rural Parsons in April 2011. Her remains were found in September 2014.

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