A trial date in the high profile Holly Bobo case has tentatively been scheduled for April 3, 2017, almost six years to the exact day the nursing student disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee.
In court Wednesday, Judge Creed McGinley described the case as "like none other," citing that and the voluminous amounts of evidence as the reason why the case has moved along slower than he would like.
"It is imperative we start looking at deadlines," he said.
"We've got to get this case moving, it's in the interest of the public," he told a packed Decatur County courtroom.
At issue though is who will be tried in April of 2017. The state has filed a motion to sever the cases of Zach Adams, his brother Dylan and Jason Autry - all charged with kidnapping, murdering and raping Holly Bobo back in 2011.
"I don't know who I'm trying, but I'm trying someone on April 3," the judge added.
A new attorney was also appointed for Jason Autry after his previous attorney, John Herbison, was suspended from practicing law in the state of Tennessee due to an unrelated matter.
Attorney will have to file pre-trial motions by July 18, 2016 with the state responding by August 15, 2016.
Pre-trial motions will then be heard before open court on November 15, 2016. Those motions will be heard in Decatur County but the judge anticipates a change of venue for the trial.
"This case takes absolutely priority," Judge McGigley added.