Jersey Bridgeman Murder: 6-Year-Old’s Alleged Killer Attacked In Prison

Megan Greenlaw - Author

Oct. 23 2016, Updated 10:36 p.m. ET

Officials in Arkansas have reported that a fellow inmate attacked the man accused of killing 6-year-old Jessica Bridgeman. Zachary Holly was arrest after the girl’s body was found in vacant home just days before Thanksgiving.

The fight allegedly broke out when a jail trusty was handing out fresh clothes and towels to other inmates. When he reached Holly, he slipped into Holly’s cell and started attacking him.

Benton County Jail Captain Chris Sparks reports that Holly was not seriously injured.

Holly is being detained on suspect of the murder of 6-year-old Bridgeman, his next door neighbor. Police sat that the trusty who attacked Holly is in jail on a parole violation, and could face additional charges for his misconduct.

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Zachary Holly, 28, is being charged with capital murder, kidnapping, and residential burglary.

Officials say that the girl died sometime the morning her body was found — between midnight and 6:53 am. Officials have not released the cause of her death, nor who called 911 to report the girl missing.

Both Bridgeman’s parents are currently in jail for child endangerment and abuse.

This could be the first such encounter for Zachary Holly. In a prison hierarchy, child abusers and killers tend to end up on the bottom of the proverbial totem pole.

“Convicts who have committed crimes against children, especially sexual abuse, are hated, harassed, and abused. Many inmates refer to molesters as ‘dirty’ prisoners, and some insist that assaulting or killing them represents a service to society.”

In 2006, convicted child killer Anthony Stockelman showed up in court with a fresh tattoo which read “Katie’s Revenge.” Last year, Damien Fowkes inflicted a seven-inch gaping wound on Ian Huntley’s neck with a homemade knife, just missing his jugular vein, before chasing him down a corridor as he fled in terror. Huntley was in prison for the murder of two ten-year-old girls.

Do you think that child killers deserve to be punished by other prisoners?


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