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Court dates postponed, special prosecutor named in Holly Bobo murder case

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Court dates for two men accused of murdering Holly Bobo have been postponed as a special prosecutor was appointed Wednesday.

Jason Autry and Zach Adams, accused with kidnapping and murdering Bobo in April 2011, had court appearances scheduled for Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, respectively before Judge Creed McGinley in Decatur County Circuit Court.

According to Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd, he spoke with McGinley today and was told the cases have been postponed.

On Wednesday, Shelby County District Attorney Jennifer Nichols was appointed as the special prosecutor to replace newly-elected Matt Stowe.

Stowe recused his office from handling the case after a dispute with TBI Director Mark Gwyn last month about how the case was being handled.

McGinley appointed Nichols to serve as the special prosecutor for the case. She had been assisting Stowe with the case prior to the dispute with the TBI.

Wally Kirby, the executive director of the Tennessee District Attorney General Conference, told The Jackson Sun a new attorney should be appointed later this week.

"As of right now we're kind of in a holding pattern," Kirby told The Jackson Sun on Monday.

"I can't just go out and say you're going to go handle this case," he said. "Number one, I have to have someone (able) to handle a case of this magnitude, and number two, they (have to) have time to do it."

Dylan Adams, who has been charged with two cases of rape against Bobo, also had a court date scheduled for Jan. 14 postponed.

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