Holly Bobo Trial – Day 3
September 13, 2017
8:56 a.m. - Court begins
9:01 a.m. - Dennis McKenzie, former employee of Dana Bobo.
9:08 a.m. - Jon Graves, Decatur County resident; owner, Graves and Graves Construction. Saw something that caught his eye while riding his 4-wheeler looking for signs on Holly on nearby property. He found Holly's lunch box in the creek on his property.
9:36 a.m. – Gerald Stephens takes the stand, Henderson County farmer. Found a pair of pink underwear. Upon finding the item, Ricky Inman came to the site where he found them. Identified pictures of the underwear.
Recess (time unknown)
10:38 a.m. - Suzanne Pratt takes the stand. Family friend of the Bobo's, participated in search for Holly. She found her cell phone.
10:55 a.m. – Ednesha Brasher, former co-worker of Clint Bobo takes the stand. She found the SIM card while riding her bike with her brother and returned it to the Bobo family in Parsons.
10:58 a.m. - Ernest "Larry" Stone, ginseng hunter, takes the stand. Was going to go ginseng hunting where his father was. Introduces exhibit 78 into evidence. Shows an aerial photograph of location near cell tower where Holly's remains were found. Saw a bucket upside-down in the woods, which contained the skull of Holly Bobo. He begins to cry when he realizes it could be Holly Bobo. He called the authorities and explained where he was to them.
11:11 a.m. - Laura Hodge takes the stand, TBI forensic investigator. Investigated the location where Holly's remains had been found. Removes inhaler from evidence envelope and displays to jury. Handed another envelope containing the cloth strap of Holly Bobo's purse that was found at the scene and presented to jury. A small purse is introduced into evidence, it was a small purse that would have possibly been inside another, larger purse with pencils and markers inside. She found keys, a tube of lipstick, a compact mirror at the scene.
11:56 a.m. – Agent Hodge displays pink fabric and hair tie to the jury and it is entered into evidence. Also enters ring into evidence after displaying it to jury. (Is it the promise ring?)
11:59 a.m. – Break for lunch.
1:05 p.m. – Court resumes, Agent Hodge continues her testimony about the items she found at the scene where her remains were found.
1:40 p.m. – The skull is shown for the first time in photographs to the jury, along with the lower jawbone.
1:43 p.m. – The contents of her discovered wallet is shown to the jury.
2:08 p.m. – Cross examination of Agent Hodge begins, short cross. She is dismissed.
2:12 p.m. – Recess
2:31 p.m. – Court resumes, Marco Ross takes the stand, he is a forensic pathologist. He is testifying to the autopsy performed on the remains of Holly Bobo. He describes the examination of the remains, six ribs, the skull, the mandible, a shoulder bone and the top of the sternum. Close-up photos were shown of Holly's skull indicating where the projectile entered her skull.
2:58 p.m. – Ross states a projectile .36 or smaller would have made the entry wound. Determined that the wound would have been fatal and that the matter of death would be a homicide.
3:01 p.m. – Jerry Gonzolez performs cross examination of Dr. Ross. Ross says when questioned that yes, the single gunshot could have happened after Holly Bobo died.
3:19 p.m. – Recess
3:44 p.m. – Krystle Rodriguez, senior forensic analyst from the University of North Texas, expert in DNA analysis, takes the stand. Gives detailed mitochondrial information regarding the DNA profile of the Bobo family. There is an association from the rib the fit the DNA profile of the brother, Clint Bobo, and consistent with a child of Karen and Dana Bobo.
3:56 p.m. – Adjourned for the day.