There are two families dealing with tremendous devastation following the indictment of a suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo.
Of course, the Bobo family is having to deal with the loss of Holly. But there is also the family of Zachary Adams, which now has to cope with the fact that he is accused in the crime.
Adams' mother, Cindy Adams, spoke exclusively with Channel 4 News on Friday and said there are things she wants the Bobos to know and things she wants the community to know as well.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been interviewing and questioning Zachary Adams' immediate and extended family both in and out-of-state.
Cindy Adams lives in Atlanta, and for the past three days she's been having to wrap her ahead around the fact that investigators in Tennessee have charged her son with aggravated kidnapping and murder.
She hasn't spoken publicly since her son's arrest until now. In a statement to Channel 4 News, she said:
"From one mother to another, my heart is broken for Karen. I want Karen and the entire Bobo family to know that I am deeply saddened by their loss.
"We will continue to cooperate with the TBI on their ongoing investigation. I hope we all receive the facts and our questions are answered so we can begin to rebuild our lives after all this tragic loss. The community and our world lost a beautiful young lady. At this time our focus is on finding answers, truth and justice for Holly.
"As I will continue to pray, I ask others to pray for everyone who is hurting and effected. Let this bring us all together in love and let the hate end.
"I respectfully ask that you please respect my and my family's privacy. I am only speaking to Channel 4 News and will not releases any additional comments at this time."
As for her son, Zachary, Cindy Adams can't say anything about him right now.
Karen Bobo was Zachary Adams' fourth-grade teacher, so Cindy Adams knew the Bobos. However, Cindy Adams moved to Atlanta in 2006 and hasn't had any contact with the Bobos for years.
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