DECATUR COUNTY, TN (WMC) - The defense and prosecution have reached an agreement that Zach Adams will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole plus 50 years. He was convicted Friday for kidnapping, raping, and murdering of Holly Bobo.
Holly Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student, went missing in 2011.Her remains were found in a wooded area near Holladay, Tennessee, in 2014. They were positively identified as belonging to Holly Bobo through dental records.
"She was the most beautiful, sweetest soul I ever met," Karen Bobo said about her daughter. "Part of the reason Holly wanted to be a nurse was because she wanted to take care of her grandparents."
"For the first time in six years, I saw my husband smile," Karen added.
Below are the charges of which Adams was found guilty:
- Felony first-degree murder
- Especially aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon
- Especially aggravated kidnapping with serious bodily injuries
- First-degree murder during the perpetration of rape or attempted rape
- Aggravated rape by the use of force or coercion with the use of a deadly weapon
- Aggravated rape suffered bodily injuries
- Rape by use of force or coercion
- First-degree premeditated murder
Below you can read our previous stories from the trial. Each story has video of witness' testimony.