Man charged with killing, helping others dump victim’s body

Crime

In this undated photo provided by the McDonald County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office is Henry Bridgeford. Bridgeford was charged Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, with fatally shooting Christian Zigmunt of Bella Vista, Arkansas, while getting a ride home from a party and then forcing two other people in the vehicle to dump the body along a rural road. Bridgeford is jailed without bond on a first-degree murder charge, one count of armed criminal action and two counts of kidnapping, in Zigmunt’s death. (McDonald County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (AP) – A Missouri man has been charged with fatally shooting an Arkansas man while getting a ride home from a party and then forcing two other people in the vehicle to dump the body along a rural road.

Twenty-five-year-old Henry Bridgeford, of Noel, is jailed without bond after he was charged Friday with first-degree murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Christian Zigmunt, of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Bridgeford also is charged with armed criminal action and two counts of kidnapping.

No attorney is listed for him in online court records. 

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