Sean Cooper testified against Zachary Adams, 29, on Tuesday.
Zachary Adams is charged with first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and coercion of a witness.
Holly Bobo went missing from her home outside Parsons on April 13, 2011.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -
Zachary Adams, the man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo, appeared in a Decatur County courtroom Tuesday.
The 29-year-old watched as former inmate Sean Cooper testified against him by detailing a conversation he and Adams had on March 4.
Both men were scheduled for court and met in a holding cell when the conversation allegedly took place.
Cooper said Tuesday that Adams introduced himself as “the Bobo guy” and then asked him to deliver a message to his brother, Dylan Adams, who was being held in a penal institution in Obion County.
Cooper said he was then asked to tell Adams’ brother to stop talking about the Bobo case.
“He said 'Well, you tell him, you get a message to [give] him. You tell that son of a b*%$! to keep his d*%@ mouth shut because he's the reason I’m in this s*&% and if he don't shut up, he'll be in the hole next to her," Cooper recalled.
He continued, “Yeah, I thought it was odd. Why would somebody even say that? That’s why I’m sitting here telling the truth today. It’s so odd. If she wasn’t in a hole, well how are you [going to] put your brother there, too?”
Adams is charged with coercion of a witness for threatening his own brother, who is a witness in the case.
Investigators found out about the threat through a phone conversation Cooper had with his girlfriend from jail.
On Tuesday, a second man, 39-year-old Jason Autry, was also indicted on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder in Bobo’s disappearance.
He and Adams will be in court Wednesday for a hearing on the kidnapping and murder charges.
The investigation is still ongoing. Bobo’s body has not been found.
Anyone with information on the case should call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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