Jersey's father and stepmother are in prison for child abuse.
David Bridgeman, Jersey's father, is serving 18 years in prison for false imprisonment, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Jana Bridgeman is serving 12 years.
Chained to a Dresser
The Bridgemans were charged with chaining Jersey to furniture in their room to keep her from going to the refrigerator at night and getting food to eat. A woman who was staying with the Bridgemans reported the abuse to the authorities.
That was a year ago. Last Tuesday, Nov. 20, Jersey was reported missing from the home where she was staying in Bentonville. A search was launched for the missing child and ten minutes later her body was found in nearby vacant house.
An investigation by Bentonville police led to 28-year-old Zachary Holly, who faces arraignment today on charges of capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary.
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