DECATURVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has declined to issue a gag order in the case of a man charged in the disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.
Circuit Court Judge Charles Creed McGinley said Wednesday he would not be issuing the order "at this time" in the case of 39-year-old Jason Autry.
A gag order would bar those involved in the case from speaking publicly about it. McGinley said he has not granted a gag order in 26 years as a judge.
The request was filed by prosecutors after Autry gave a TV interview from jail. McGinley advised everyone involved in the case to "try the case in the court and not in the media."
Autry and 29-year-old Zachary Adams have been charged with kidnapping and murder in Bobo's April 2011 disappearance.