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Holly Bobo Murder: 3 Men Accused Of Her Violent Death Shackled In Court

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Dec. 14 2016, Updated 10:02 p.m. ET

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The three men accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Holly Bobo appeared in court on December 14, 2016 where a judge set a date for the trial to begin. Click through Radar's gallery to see the beautiful young nurse before her death and the jailed men who prosecutors say tortured and killed her.

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In an orange jail jumpsuit, Zachary Adams was led away from the courthouse on December 14, 2016 after a hearing regarding the murder of Bobo in a video from WSMV TV in Nashville. The judge ruled that Adams will stand trial beginning April 3, 2017 and prosecutors said they planned to seek the death penalty in the cases .

Jason Autry was led from the court in a white prison outfit with his hands cuffed in front of him and wearing ankle shackles in a video provided by WSMV TV in Nashville.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said that they had sworn statements from witnesses who told them Jason Autry and Dylan Adams were seen with Bobo, who was alive, after the kidnapping.

Dylan Adams appeared in the court dressed in civilian clothes. He was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, first-degree murder, and rape in Bobo's death. He allegedly admitted to police that he raped Bobo and was originally charged with disposing of evidence but those charges were dropped. Autry and Dylan Adams' trials were set to begin July 10, 2017.

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Holly Bobo Murder Trial Hearing Zachary Adams

A 21-year-old nurse, Bobo was violently kidnapped from her rural Tennessee home on April 13, 2011.  Blood was found in the garage but there were no other traces of her for years.

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Bobo's remains were found in wooded area nearly 20 miles from her home in September 2015. The man who found her in the area known for hunting was reportedly "disturbed" by what he found.

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Zachary Adams was the first person to be charged in Bobo's murder in 2014, before her remains were found. An affidavit from the TBI revealed that Zachary gave a message to another inmate in jail to pass to his brother. The warrant said the message was: "Tell my brother he is the one who started this (expletive) and if he don't shut his mouth he will be in the hole beside her," the Jackson Sun reported.

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