Hearing Set For Arkansas Man Accused Of Killing Girl

Aug 30, 2013

An Arkansas man accused of killing his 6-year-old neighbor is due in court for a mental evaluation status hearing.

Zachary Holly's hearing is slated to get underway Friday morning in Bentonville. He was previously scheduled to have the hearing last month, but a judge pushed that court date back because a mental evaluation report about Holly wasn't finished.

Holly has pleaded not guilty to capital murder, rape, kidnapping and residential burglary in the November death of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in the northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville.

The young girl's death ended a short life marred by abuse. Her father and stepmother were sentenced to prison after being convicted of chaining her to a dresser in 2011.

Prosecutors have said they're seeking the death penalty for Holly.