Zachary Holly appeared at the Benton County Circuit Court annex in handcuffs wearing civilian clothes on Friday (Aug1).
Holly's attorney, Madison Aydelott, sought to have the judge dismiss statements his client made to investigators. However, Circuit Judge Brad Karren ruled the statements could be used at Holly's capital murder trial, which is set to begin Nov. 3.
Holly is charged with rape and capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville.
During the first part of Friday's suppression hearing, three investigators were asked to take the stand. Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith and defense attorney Aydelott took turns questioning them.