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Man charged in Ark. child’s death said to be family friend

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The neighbor charged in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl was a family friend, police said Tuesday.

Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson described Zachary Holly, 28, as ‘‘an acquaintance’’ and a family friend who is from the area. Holly is being held in the Benton County Jail on charges of capital murder, kidnapping, and residential burglary.

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