Holly Bobo Trial Will Be "Logistical Nightmare"

Posted at 5:55 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 19:56:41-05

On Tuesday a judge made clear that the high profile trial of the three men accused of killing nursing student Holly Bobo will move forward in 2017, but the trial is likely to be an expensive, complicated process.

Bobo went missing from her home in Parson, Tennessee in 2011 - three men have been charged in her death, Zach Adams, his brother Dylan and Jason Autry.

The first trial for either Zach Adams or Dylan Adams is set to begin in April of next year, and on Tuesday a judge indicated a change of venue is likely on the horizon. The trial will more than likely be held in Savannah, Tennessee about 45 miles from Decaturville where all three men were originally charged.

"Everybody from the bottom to the top wants to see this done right," say Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd.

It will likely be the responsibility of Decatur County Sheriff's Officers to provide security for the Holly Bobo trial, Sheriff Byrd says it will create some logistical challenges.

"Wherever the case goes it will be Decatur County’s responsibility to foot the bill. It may cost the county thousands to prosecute this case," he said.

Securing the courthouse in Hardin County will likely mean bringing in metal detectors, Xray machines and K9's.

"The change of venue I think everybody expected, because the constitution says everyone gets a fair and impartial jury, that’s gonna be hard to find in this county," he added.

The jury for the trial will likely be brought in from another county in Tennessee, although it's unclear where.