- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking mental health records of a man charged in the death of a Bullhead City girl.

Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday in Mohave County Superior Court for Justin James Rector’s mental health records.

County Attorney Matthew Smith says the state wants records from Mohave Mental Health and Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.

In his filing, Smith says a psychiatrist needs the records to conduct a full evaluation of Rector’s sanity at the time of the killing.

Rector, who will go on trial in October 2016, was arrested after the family of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella reported her missing Sept. 2.

The 8-year-old girl’s body was found the next day in a shallow grave near her home. Authorities say she was strangled.

Rector faces first-degree murder and other charges.



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