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story.lead_photo.caption Zachary Holly, center, is escorted to a Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Nov. 28 after an bond hearing at the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville. - Photo by Anthony Reyes

Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in November want a mental evaluation for their client. Zachary Holly, 28, of Bentonville is charged in connection with capital murder, rape and kidnapping, all Class Y felonies. He also is charged in connection with residential burglary, a Class B felony.

At A Glance

What Holly Faces

Zachary Holly could be sentenced to either life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted of capital murder. The punishment for kidnapping and rape is 10-40 years or life imprisonment. However, Holly faces a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of raping someone 13 and younger. He faces five to 20 years in prison if convicted of residential burglary.

Source: Staff Report

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