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Jersey Bridgeman Murder Update: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Zachary Holly, acccused of killing Ark. girl, 6

This booking photo provided by the Benton County Sheriff's office shows Zachary Dwayne Holly, who was booked on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, on charges of residential burglary, kidnapping and capital murder in the Nov. 20 death of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman. Jersey was reported missing the morning of Nov. 20, and her body was found during a search in an abandoned house two doors from her home in Bentonville, Ark. (AP Photo/Benton County Sheriff's office) Uncredited

Zachary Holly was booked on Nov. 26, 2012, on charges related to the Nov. 20 death of Jersey Bridgeman.
AP Photo/Benton County Sheriff's office
(CBS/AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A prosecutor says he plans to seek the death penalty for Zachary Holly, an Arkansas man accused of killing his 6-year-old neighbor, Jersey Bridgeman. 

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Prosecutor Van Stone told The Associated Press Monday he plans to pursue the death penalty for 28-year-old Holly.

Stone said Holly pleaded not guilty Monday to capital murder, rape, kidnapping and residential burglary charges in Bentonville, about 215 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Authorities arrested Holly several days after Bridgeman was found dead Nov. 20, 2012 in a vacant home next to Holly's.

Stone says Holly is due back in court Feb. 28.

Jersey's death came about a year after her father admitted to chaining her to a dresser. He is serving an 18-year prison sentence in that case.

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