Holly Bobo found deceased, discussion thread *Arrests* #8

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  1. krkrjx

    krkrjx Comfortably numb

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    I can't recall or find any information on why the state agreed to a deal with Adams for a life sentence. Wasn't that right at the start of the penalty phase? It was a death penalty case but all of a sudden there was a deal for LWOP.

    Does anyone know why such a deal was agreed to, or under what circumstances a deal like that would happen? Usually it would be if the perp agrees to give valuable information but I don't recall anything like that in this case.
     


  2. oldhat

    oldhat New Member

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    Slightly off topic, but I want to ask: I've been thinking about writing a book about this whole debacle. My question is - are there any legal rammifications as the court could go to appeal? Or could one of the families sue?
    I am not in the US so I am a unfamiliar with the legal spiderweb that could be invovlved. I've seen people have written kindle type books self published on amazon about this case, but they all seem to be from before the trial.
    Is it libellious to speculate about this case in a book basically?
     
  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    I think it was agreed to on the defense's part because of the large amount of evidence against Zach, including eyewitness testimony by a co-defendant. I think Zach, believing a guilty plea to be imminent, wanted to avoid the death penalty so opted for LWOP.

    IIRC, the Bobos agreed to the plea deal. I don't think they wanted Zach executed, and just wanted an end to the trial and to avoid appeals. Come to think of it, wasn't part of the plea deal that he wouldn't be able to appeal the case? Maybe I remembered that wrong (I could be thinking of another case). IDK.
     
  4. jggordo

    jggordo Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was the Bobo's decision, against the State's wishes. They had made plans to move and did not want to come back for endless hearings and appeals. They also wanted Clint to get on with his life without her Murder hanging over his head. They also knew an execution may not take place during their lifetimes.

    JMO
     
  5. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles ❤️Justice for Gannon

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    Jason Autry, the third and final defendant accused of murdering Holly Bobo has finished a federal prison sentence for a different crime. But he'll remain in prison for now -- waiting to see if a plea deal will set him free.

    Before he was arrested in the murder of Bobo, Autry was in prison on a federal gun crime. His eight year sentence on that crime is up.
    Suspect in Holly Bobo murder finishes sentence, will remain in prison
     
  6. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles ❤️Justice for Gannon

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    Not long after her daughter’s murder, Karen Bobo approached Wysocki about getting involved in her daughter’s disappearance. Within a year and working pro bono because it was such a high-profile case, Wysocki and her team had identified four main suspects – Zach Adams, his brother Dylan (who was sentenced to 35 years), Shayne Austin (who committed suicide in Florida in 2015) and Jason Autry (arrested and testified for the state).

    A press release was issued on May 17, 2013, with this headline: ‘TBI determines non-profit “Without Warning” did not conduct investigation on missing West Tennessee woman to law enforcement standards.’ It got worse from there.

    “They came and intimidated and they came to the house and took things and subpoenaed things and harassed and harassed and harassed,” Wysocki recalls. “They told me not to speed –you know, I’m thinking, I haven’t done anything.

    “And, like hello, do you find that a little intimidating? So I’m scared I’m being followed by them. And you know, what, are you going to argue with them at that point?”

    “And until the trial happened, I kept my mouth shut about the way we were treated. And they wanted me,” Wysocki adds. “Once that case went to trial and they saw what we were talking about, and they had to admit that they lied on the stand, it changed everything. So everybody turned to me and goes, ‘oh, you were right, you were telling the truth.’ Yes, I was.”
    Law enforcement, media often resist private help
     
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  7. Dylansmom08

    Dylansmom08 Well-Known Member

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    Jason Autry will be released from jail soon he just plead guilty to the last of the charges and they gave him time served no probation or anything from the state of Tennessee. He will however be on supervised probation with the Federal government for a length of time after his release. I cannot believe he's just going to walk free for everything he had a hand in doing to Holly. I don't understand how that is even possible.

    Holly Bobo case: Jason Autry pleads guilty to lesser charges.
     
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  8. Kimmer

    Kimmer Well-Known Member

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    This totally disgusts me. Not only am I sorry for Holly but I will be praying for her family and friends.
    something is totally wrong when it takes longer to find out what happened to a victim than what time the criminals are sentenced to.
    unbelievable.
     
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  9. MajorHoople

    MajorHoople Well-Known Member

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    A bit more and video:

    Man Accepts Plea Deal In Holly Bobo Case

    "The final suspect charged in the Holly Bobo murder case is free to walk after making a plea deal.

    Jason Autry pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and facilitation of especially aggravated kidnapping charges.

    He made the deal in exchange for his testimony against Zach Adams in the case.

    Autry was serving an eight year sentence on a drug charge when he was arrested for Bobo's murder.

    He will be released once the deal is processed.

    Bobo was 20 years old when she was killed in 2011.

    Authorities found her partial remains in Decatur County in 2014."
     
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  10. cocomod

    cocomod Well-Known Member

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    I agree it is disgusting; however, I am not sure they would have secured a sentence against Adams if he hadn't testified. :(
     
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  11. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    It's a "deal with the devil for the greater good of securing an important conviction," is how the DA in Colorado, Dan May, terms these. Dan May had to offer a lenient sentence to a co-defendant in exchange for truthful testimony of the only eyewitness and helper to the disposal of Kelsey Berreth, in a case he successfully prosecuted last year, in order to get Kelsey's killer sentenced to LWOP.
     
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