Update: McDonald County Murder Suspect Mentally Found Incompetent to Stand Trial



According to court documents, Bridgeford was committed to the Department of Mental Health for a mental health evaluation Wednesday, because of “incompetency to proceed.”

Bridgeford entered a plea of not guilty a few days after his arrest, and a pre-trial conference had been scheduled for March 25th.


PINEVILLE, Mo. — The victim in the southern McDonald County murder case has been identified in a press release from the McDonald County Sheriff Office this morning.

Christian Zigmunt from Bella Vista, Arkansas was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle with friends early Thursday morning.

Henry Bridgeford, 25, of Noel, Missouri, was arrested and booked into the McDonald County jail. He is being held on the following:

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Felonious Restraint 

Bridgeford is being held on no bond.

More information as it becomes available from the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office. This is an update on the original article here.

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