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Affidavit: Jersey Bridgeman died from asphyxiation

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 4:17 p.m.

Zachary Holly, 28, of Bentonville is escorted by Benton County Sheriff's Deputies into Circuit Judge Robin Green's courtroom Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for his probable cause and bond hearing at the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville.

The state medical examiner determined the cause of death of a Bentonville kindergartner murdered on Nov. 20 was asphyxia, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday. Zachary Holly, 28, was arrested Monday night in connection with the death of his neighbor, 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman. Holly and his wife, Amanda Holly, watched Jersey and her younger sister until around 11 p.m. Nov. 19 while Jersey’s mother was at work, the affidavit states.

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