Status hearing held for Holly Bobo's alleged killer

Status hearing held for Holly Bobo's alleged killer

Posted: Updated: April 9, 2014 11:24 AM CDT
Zachary Adams, 29, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, first degree murder and coercion of a witness in the Holly Bobo case. Zachary Adams, 29, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, first degree murder and coercion of a witness in the Holly Bobo case.
Holly Bobo disappeared from her Decatur County home on the morning of April 13, 2011. Holly Bobo disappeared from her Decatur County home on the morning of April 13, 2011.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -

A status hearing was held Wednesday morning for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.

About 25 of the Bobo's family and friends showed up for Zachary Adams' hearing wearing Justice for Holly t-shirts.

"She was a wonderful student. She did everything we asked of her. She took great care of the patients, she was progressing," one of Bobo's former teachers who did not want to be identified said.

Adams, 29, wasn't present for the status hearing that lasted just 15 minutes.

One issue discussed was whether or not Adams can afford an attorney. That issue will be further explored during Adams' next court date set for April 30.

Judge Creed McGinley was a little upset that Adams wasn't in court on Wednesday and said he must appear for the hearing on April 30.

"I was glad to hear the judge say that he wasn't going to tolerate delays and the defendant would have to be here," said family friend Tammy Ramey.

Bobo disappeared from her home on Swan Johnson Road in Decatur County on the morning of April 13, 2011.

Adams pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping last month.

He is also charged with coercion of a witness and remains in the Chester County jail without bond.

The Bobo family declined to comment on camera as they left the courthouse Wednesday.

Click here for complete coverage of the Holly Bobo case.

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