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Arrest in death of Ark. girl in prior abuse case

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Photo -   This booking photo provided by the Benton County Sheriff's office shows Zachary 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)
This booking photo provided by the Benton County Sheriff's office shows Zachary 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)
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville police say a neighbor of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman has been charged in her slaying.

Police Chief Jon Simpson announced Monday evening that 28-year-old Zachary Dewayne Holly is charged with capital murder in the girl's Nov. 20 death. Authorities have not said how Jersey was killed.

Simpson would not discuss details of what led police to Holly but said work by the State Crime Laboratory helped speed the arrest.

Holley is to have a court appearance Wednesday, after which a probable cause affidavit will be released. The chief says that document will answer questions about what happened.

Police have said little about the case since Jersey was reported missing shortly before her body was found.

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