Zach Adams to serve life without the possibility of parole

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:

  1. Felony first-degree murder
  2. Especially aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon
  3. Especially aggravated kidnapping with serious bodily injuries
  4. First-degree murder during the perpetration of rape or attempted rape
  5. Aggravated rape by the use of force or coercion with the use of a deadly weapon
  6. Aggravated rape suffered bodily injuries
  7. Rape by use of force or coercion
  8. First-degree premeditated murder

Below you can read our previous stories from the trial. Each story has video of witness' testimony.

Day 1: Emotional testimony culminates with Holly's mother

Day 2: Zach Adam's ex-girlfriend: 'He said he'd tie me up, like he did Holly Bobo'

Day 6: TBI agent testifies phones of Bobo, Adams, Autry in same general location day she was taken

Day 8: Defense calls 7 witnesses in Zach Adams' murder trial

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