LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A prosecutor said Monday he plans to seek the death penalty for an Arkansas man accused of killing a 6-year-old neighbor who already had been the victim of abuse by her father and stepmother.
Zachary Holly is charged with capital murder, rape, kidnapping and residential burglary in Jersey Bridgeman's disappearance and death in November. Holly, 28, pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges.
In charging paperwork filed last week, prosecutor Van Stone said Holly restrained the girl "with the purpose of engaging in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual activity, or sexual contact with Jersey Bridgeman." Authorities have said the girl was suffocated.
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