A prosecutor described in graphic detail Thursday the last hours of Holly Bobo’s life, telling jurors about how she was beaten and “gang-raped” before being shot in the head at point-blank range by the man on trial for her murder.
“They ripped Holly’s clothes off — her blue jeans and her panties — and one by one they lined up,” prosecutor Jennifer Nichols told jurors in closing arguments. “They took turns.”
“That’s what she went through her last morning on earth. Then she was murdered — plain and simple,” Nichols said, before holding up an image of Holly’s skull in one hand and a photo of the beaming, blonde-haired nursing student in the other.