Suit against Holly Bobo prosecutors transferred to circuit court - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Suit against Holly Bobo prosecutors transferred to circuit court

Holly Bobo Holly Bobo
Shayne Austin Shayne Austin
Attorney Luke Evans Attorney Luke Evans
DECATURVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a suspect who was offered immunity for his testimony against suspects in the disappearance and murder of Holly Bobo will be heard in circuit court.

According to Shayne Austin's attorney, prosecutors are trying to indict 29-year-old Austin even though they say he's held up his end of the deal.

"Where is the case? There is no pending criminal case. There is not a criminal case against Shayne Kyle Austin," said attorney Luke Evans during the court hearing.

The state was seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the suit was filed in the wrong court. The state also contends that hearing the suit would reveal too much information about Bobo's murder case too soon.

Decatur County Chancellor Carma D. McGee ruled Tuesday that Austin's lawsuit against prosecutors over their plans to revoke his immunity agreement should be heard in circuit court.

News that the state was seeking to revoke the offer of immunity for Austin came on the same day that authorities announced the indictment of Jason Wayne Autry, 39, for kidnapping and the murder of Bobo.

Previously, Zachary Adams had also been charged with kidnapping and the murder of Bobo.

Evans said Austin signed an agreement to testify against the other accused killers for immunity from prosecutors in the case, but the district attorney's office later emailed Evans and told him the deal was off and that he could expect his client would be indicted.

Evans said Austin had remained in full compliance with the agreement.

According to Evans, the district attorney's office says the immunity agreement was based on complete truthfulness, and the D.A. believes Austin lied about what happened.

Bobo's family was in court for Tuesday's hearing, and they say they plan to be there every step of the way.

Karen Bobo said this is all supposed to be about finding justice for her daughter, and she asks everyone to ignore the circus and sideshow that attorneys are putting on.

Copyright 2014 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • 'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:05:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:18:06 GMT

    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

    Full Story >

    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

    Full Story >
  • Blast as Zimbabwe president campaigns; Mnangagwa not hurt

    Blast as Zimbabwe president campaigns; Mnangagwa not hurt

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:45:14 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:15:15 GMT
    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. (Source: AP Photos)

    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

    Full Story >

    Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt.

    Full Story >
  • US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

    US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-06-23 09:16:27 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:14:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE- In this May 14, 1999, file photo, U.N. honor guards carry a coffin containing the remains of the American soldiers after it was returned from North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. South Kore...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE- In this May 14, 1999, file photo, U.N. honor guards carry a coffin containing the remains of the American soldiers after it was returned from North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. South Kore...

    The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing...

    Full Story >

    The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly