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

Discussion in 'Holly Bobo' started by Coldpizza, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. krkrjx

    krkrjx The answer is blowin' in the wind.

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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?
     
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  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Unknown 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.
     

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