Shayne Austin, 30, who reportedly signed an immunity agreement last year with prosecutors has committed suicide.  Recently, authorities said that he became uncooperative and they planned on rescinding immunity and indicting him for the Tennessee nursing student’s 2011 murder.  Luke Evans, Austin’s attorney, said that his client was being cooperative.

“It’s unfortunate the government came in and made allegations without basis,” he said, “People [have] to live with those allegations…”

Zachary Adams and Jason Autry, have already been indicted for the kidnapping and murder of Bobo, 20, who disappeared in 2011 from her home.  In October, John Dylan Adams, Zachary Adams’ brother, was charged with rape.  All have pled not guilty.

No trial date has been determined.  Defense attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss.  The defense attorneys say that they have not received any evidence in the case.  Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said that there were more samples of evidence to be tested.  However, the FBI has finished analyzing everything it received.

At the time of Bobo’s disappearance, her brother told police he saw a man dressed in camouflage leading her into the woods near her home, about 110 miles from Memphis.  Initially, he thought it was her boyfriend and didn’t think anything of it.  Social media exploded with vicious rumors and allegations against Bobo’s brother.  More than three years after her disappearance, two men searching for ginseng found Bobo’s remains not far from where she disappeared.

Prosecutors have not decided whether to seek the death penalty.  There are currently no hearings scheduled in the case.

[If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out for help.  Call toll free:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1 (800) 273-8255 

When you feel like giving up, just remember the reasons why you held on this long.  If you are looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.  It would NOT be a better place without you.  NO ONE is better off without you. 

Place your hand over your heart, what do you feel?  Purpose, life.  Only you can play your beautiful part in this world.  You are completely unique and have a gift to offer us all.  Have Hope.  You don’t want to die, you just want the pain to go away.  You aren’t alone.  Reach out for help.]

  1. Reblogged this on Wobbly Warrior's Blog and commented:
    Suicide while under investigation is an indication of overzealous investigation, not guilt. Examples aside from Shayne Austin include Bruce Ivin and Aaron Swartz.


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