Prosecutors said on the day Bobo disappeared in April 2011, Adams asked his friend, Autrey to help him get rid of the victim’s body.
This was after he had kidnapped, drugged and raped her.
With a presumption that she was dead, Adam planned to gut her so that her body will not float on the surface if she is put into the Tennessee River.
While transporting her body to be thrown into the river, Holly Bobo gasped and that drew Adam’s attention.
He grabbed a gun and located he head and shot her in cold blood.
According to the prosecutor, Adams lived in the “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine.
He noted that Adams after the heinous crime, bragged about the murder to his friends after act.
33-year-old Zachary Adams pleaded not guilty of kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo.
Bobo’s remains were found in woods in September 2014.
According to Adam’s attorney, authorities found no hair, fingerprints or DNA belonging to Bobo in a search of Adams’ home before he was charged in 2014.
Adams faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder. Adams’ brother, John Dylan Adams, and another man, Jason Autry, also are charged with kidnapping, rape and murder in the case.
Autry’s attorney told the judge in February that there is no need to schedule a trial for him, raising the possibility that Autry could testify in return for a reduced charge. No trial date has been set for him or John Dylan Adams.
A juryfor the case was selected Saturday in Hardin County.