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By Jeannie Nuss, Associated Press

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she began kindergarten this fall in northwest Arkansas.

Then, last week, the 6-year-old's body was found in a vacant home two doors from where she had been living with her mother.

Authorities have arrested 28-year-old neighbor and family friend Zachary Holly in Jersey's death. Holly is due in court Wednesday in Bentonville, a city about 215 miles northwest of Little Rock that's best known for Wal-Mart's headquarters.

Holly was being held on capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary charges Tuesday night in the Benton County Jail. A judge is likely to appoint a lawyer to represent Holly during his court appearance Wednesday.

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