Judge denies Zach Adams' request for new trial in Holly Bobo case

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 13:08:39-04

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (WTVF) — A judge has denied Zach Adams’ appeal for a new trial in the Holly Bobo case.

Adams appeared in a Hardin County courtroom Tuesday morning, where Judge Creed McGinley heard and later denied his request for an appeal. The case is now headed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. It could take several months before the higher court makes a decision.

Adams' attorney requested a new trial, citing alleged mistakes in the first one.

Adams was convicted of multiple counts, including first-degree murder, in 2017 for Bobo's death. He's serving a life sentence.

Bobo was 20 years old when she was abducted from her home in Decatur County in 2011. Her remains were found three years later.

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