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Zachary Adams in court

Man bragged about killing 20-year-old Holly Bobo

The Latest on the trial of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee nursing student (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

A prosecutor says a man who lived in the “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine abducted a Tennessee nursing student from her rural home, then drugged, raped and shot her before discarding her body and bragging about it to friends.

Paul Hagerman made the comments during opening statements Monday in the trial of 33-year-old Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee.

Adams has pleaded not guilty kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in the rural town of Parsons on April 13, 2011. Her remains were found in woods in September 2014.

Adams’ defense attorney, Jennifer Thompson, said her client is not guilty. She said in her opening statement that authorities found no hair, fingerprints or DNA belonging to Bobo in a search of Adams’ home before he was charged in 2014.


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