Hearing postponed for suspect in 6-year-old girl's death

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    Zachary Holly, 28, is charged with capital murder in the Jersey Bridgeman case. (Photo: KSFM-TV)
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    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has rescheduled a mental evaluation status hearing for an Arkansas man charged with killing his 6-year-old neighbor.

    Zachary Holly was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but a judge this week pushed that hearing back to Aug. 30.

    A court order filed Tuesday says a mental evaluation report about Holly isn't finished yet.

    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 are seeking the death penalty for Holly.

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