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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Neighbor Accused of Raping, Killing 6-Year-Old Girl

Little Rock, Ark., prosecutor Van Stone announced Monday that his office will be seeking the death penalty against Zachary Holly, 28, accused of the rape and murder of his 6-year-old neighbor, Jersey Bridgeman.

Small Arkansas Town Rocked by Murder of 6-Year-Old

Six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman never had a chance. The rosy-cheeked tot had already seen her father and stepmother charged with abuse for chaining her to a dresser in their Arkansas home. Jersey was sent to live with her mother DesaRae in Bentonville, where she thrived, until two weeks ago, when her dead body was found in an abandoned house a few doors from her home.

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