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Holly Bobo Possible Murder Weapon Found: It Is A 'Critical Piece Of Evidence'

Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

Jul. 12 2017, Published 12:16 p.m. ET

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Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

Holly Bobo's murder weapon has been found and tested for blood, prosecutors revealed as the case went on delay for two months for further forensic analysis. Click through Radar's gallery to get the details about the gun and how the case has drastically changed since its discovery.

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The smoking gun was found! An Arminus model HW5, 32 caliber Smith and Wesson long revolver is the murder weapon prosecutors believed was used to kill Bobo. It was found in May just weeks before Adams' trial was scheduled to being. That state noted it was a "critical piece of evidence," News Channel 5 reported .

Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

Five people were given immunity in the case, including Jason Wayne Autry, as long as he provided "truthful testimony" during Zachary Adams' trial. He was one of the three men charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of Bobo, who was taken from her home in 2011. "I don't think Jason is capable of that," his mother-in-law, Patsy Chumney, told Radar about the vicious crime, of which he had been accused. "But if you get on some drugs you don't really know," she said.

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Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

The prosecutors revealed that the gun's cartridges had been tested for blood. The defense argued on July 6, 2017 that they had not had enough time to test the weapon and requested a continuance of the trial, which they were granted.

Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

Adams' defense attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the rape charges because "it is undisputed that no evidence regarding the alleged rape of Ms. Bobo will be presented to the jury."

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Holly Bobo Murder Trial Gun Weapon Plea Deal

Bobo's mother and father were both subpoenaed to testify during the trial, as well as Adams' grandfather. Karen Bobo openly sobbed in court when the trial was initially postponed. "It's been over six years, every minute of it, every hour of it has been painful for them," attorney Paul Hagerman said about Bobo's death.

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The defense petitioned the court for a change of venue in the death penalty case again, noting that 97 percent of potential jurors had heard of the case. They also asked the judge to bar witnesses from saying there was "divine intervention," when Bobo's remains were found. Adams' trial is scheduled to begin on September 11, 2017. Stay with Radar for updates to the story.

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