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Motion filed to drop charges against Holly Bobo murder investigation suspect

Jason Autry is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Jason Autry is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Holly Bobo disappeared in 2011.  Her skull was found in September 2014. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Holly Bobo disappeared in 2011. Her skull was found in September 2014. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
DECATUR COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

The attorneys for one man accused of being involved in the Holly Bobo murder case filed a motion to drop his charges.

Jason Autry's attorneys say that his trial has been delayed unnecessarily. They say the postponed trial causes "a mixed question of law and fact." They say they want the judge to take action and make prosecutors cooperate.

Autry and Zach Adams are charge with the 2011 kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo in Decatur County.

The attorneys also say Shelby County Deputy District Attorney and prosecutor Jennifer Nichols should be held in contempt of court for delaying the case even after she was ordered otherwise. According to the motion, the judge ordered prosecutors to turn over their evidence to the defense attorneys almost a year ago, but Autry's attorneys say they are still waiting.

Nichols was named as prosecutor in the case earlier this year.

The motion reads in part:

"Jennifer Nichols is the third in a series of prosecutors who is flouting the orders of this court. If she cannot see the light, perhaps the Court should make her feel the heat by jailing her until she files the Bill of Particulars and a proper Notice of Intent to Use Evidence which were ordered last spring."

The judge is expected to set a date soon to hear the motion from Autry's attorneys.

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