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Judge declines to issue gag order in Holly Bobo case

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Jason Autry, center, is led into the Decatur County Courthouse in this April 30, 2014, photo. Jason Autry, center, is led into the Decatur County Courthouse in this April 30, 2014, photo.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Decatur County judge hearing the case of the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo declined to issue a gag order Wednesday.

The prosecution in the case had requested the gag order based on a television interview involving a suspect.

The gag order would have prevented suspect Jason Autry, his attorneys or witnesses to speak about the case outside of the courtroom.

One of Autry's attorneys insists they haven't said anything that would jeopardize the case.

According to paperwork filed by the prosecution, the state claimed defense attorney Fletcher Long "used deception" to allow TV station WTVF to gain an interview with Autry when the terms of his confinement didn't permit media interviews.

Prior to the hearing, Autry tossed a note toward reporters, but courthouse security confiscated the note before anyone could read it.

And instead of the gag order, Circuit Court Judge Charles Creed McGinley on Wednesday encouraged Autry to maintain his right to remain silent and said the case is best tried in the courtroom.

McGinley said he has not granted a gag order in 26 years as a judge.

Bobo disappeared from her home in Decatur County in April 2011.

Autry, 39, and Zachary Adams, 29, have been indicted for her kidnapping and murder, although Bobo's remains have not been found.

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