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A third man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 kidnapping and death of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, the prosecutor confirmed Wednesday.
A grand jury in Memphis indicted John Dylan Adams on eight felony counts Tuesday, including premeditated first-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.
The special prosecutor in the case, Shelby County Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Nichols, confirmed the indictment late Wednesday afternoon after it was first reported by NBC station WSMV of Nashville.
Jason Wayne Autry and Adams' brother, Zachary Rye Adams, were previously charged and face the same counts with murder and kidnapping in the case. They were charged with the same rape counts in the indictment handed up Tuesday night, Nichols said.
All have pleaded not guilty.
A fourth man named as a person of interest in the case, Shayne Austin, died of an apparent suicide three months ago, his attorney confirmed.
Bobo, a nursing student at the University of Tennessee's Parsons campus, was 20 years old when she was reported missing in April 2011. Two hunters found her skull in September 2014 about 10 miles from Zachary Adams' home.
Nichols was appointed as special prosecutor after 24th District Attorney Matt Stowe removed himself from the case in December following a dispute with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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