Judge In Holly Bobo Case Cited For Gun At Memphis Airport; Trial Set To Start Monday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Another twist in the high-profile Holly Bobo murder case. The judge handling the trial is facing misdemeanor charges after bringing a gun to the Memphis International Airport.

Judge Charles Creed McGinley was heading to Houston last month, when a TSA agent noticed a gun in his bag.

 McGinley is charged with having a loaded gun in a restricted area. The gun incident is not expected to affect the trial. 

Jury selection in the Bobo murder trial will begin Saturday in Hardin County and the trial is set to start Monday. Six years after 20-year- old Holly Bobo first disappeared, Zach Adams, the first of three defendants charged in connection to her death, will go on trial.

Six years ago, Bobo disappeared from her home about 120 miles east of Memphis. Her partial remains were found three years later.

Adams is facing kidnapping, rape and murder charges. This case will be based on circumstantial evidence, not DNA. More than 90 witnesses are expected to be called to the stand, including members of the BoBo and Adams families

The trial was moved from Decatur County, Tennessee, 35 miles away to  Hardin County, so it would be easier to find an impartial jury. 

"It's a sad situation, I hope they have closure for the family," said Julie Gail Abkisson, Hardin County resident.

If Adams is convicted, prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

The trial is expected to last three weeks.



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