Prosecutors made a stunning revelation on Wednesday morning, revealing for the first time since Holly Bobo disappeared in 2011 that they believe the 19-year-old nursing student was shot before she died.
Judge C. Creed McGinley began hearing from defense lawyers and the prosecution at 9 a.m. in Hardin County.
According to the state, experts have found an indentation in Bobo's skull consistent with that of a bullet hole. Further details had not yet been released.
Also during the hearing, the defense asked for another continuance of the trial with the hopes of delaying it until January; however, the judge said there was no way he could do that. He denied the motion to delay, meaning the trial was still set to begin on September 11.
The situation in the courtroom became a bit heated when the state and the defense got into a few disagreements on several topics.
The defense claimed there was a shoe print found at Bobo's home, which they asked the state to give them. However, the state said it doesn't exist.
The state also said they went for months with no response from the defense, which the defense said was not true.
Reports stated the state has apparently called 200 witnesses for the trial.
The judge also told those who wish to attend the upcoming trial that they will not be allowed to wear t-shirts with the words "Justice For Holly," on them or sport pink and green ribbons which have become synonymous with the teenager's mysterious disappearance.
Zach Adams will be the first of three defendants to face trial for Bobo’s murder.
Jury selection has been scheduled to begin September.
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