NASHVILLE -- (WZTV) -- The trial for a man accused of murdering Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo opened Monday with dark allegations about what happened on April 13, 2011.
During opening statements, prosecutor Paul Hagerman says Zach Adams allegedly made statements to others he drugged Bobo after kidnapping her then raped her and killed her.
Perhaps the biggest bombshell in the courtroom came when Hagerman says Jason Autry met with Adams and others after Adams contacted him asking for help. When Autry arrived, Hagerman says Adams had Bobo's body wrapped in a blanket. Hagerman says Autry took control of the situation at that point, allegedly stating they would "gut" the body and place it in the water so the body would not float back to the top.
However, Hagerman says when they went to move Bobo's body, she was still alive, adding there was "still time for grace."
Instead, Hagerman says Adams retrieved a gun and was stopped by Autry not to prevent the shooting, but rather to take a look and make sure nobody was around to hear the gunshot. Prosecutors contend once the coast was clear, Adams fired the fatal shot into Bobo's head.