UPDATE: Hearing Addresses Immunity Agreement in Bobo Case

By: Associated Press
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DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A chancery court judge has ruled that she does not have jurisdiction to preside over a dispute about an immunity agreement in the case of a Tennessee nursing student who disappeared three years ago.

Decatur County Chancery Court Judge Carma D. McGee decided Tuesday that only a criminal court can decide whether prosecutors can revoke an immunity agreement reached with Shayne Austin.

A March 6 agreement granted Austin immunity from various charges, including "all charges arising out of the disposal, destruction, burial, and/or concealment of Holly Bobo's deceased body."

Prosecutors later revoked the agreement, saying Austin wasn't truthful with them. Austin's lawyer then sued in chancery court for breach of contract.

Bobo was 20 when she disappeared from her family's home near Parsons in April 2011.

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Two men facing charges in the disappearance and murder of Holly Bobo have been scheduled to appear in court this week.

Shayne Austin will be in court at 10 Tuesday morning. Prosecutors originally gave Austin immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the investigation. The Assistant District Attorney General recently voided that agreement after the state said Austin was not completely truthful and forthcoming.

Wednesday, Jason Autry will also be in court..

Autry was charged along with Zachary Adams with first degree-murder and especially aggravated kidnapping charges.

He has recently stated that he was innocent and was not involved in Bobo's kidnapping or death.

Bobo, A Tennessee nursing student, was last seen in April 2011.


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