- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Prosecutors are opposing a motion that an Arizona man charged with killing an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl be allowed to appear in civilian clothes and without restraint at all court proceedings including his trial.

Mohave County officials are recommending that Justin James Rector wear a stun belt or knee brace and be accompanied by two uniformed jail detention officers during all trial or jury proceedings.

Rector is scheduled to stand trial in October 2016 on first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the September 2014 strangulation of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.

Her body was found in a shallow grave near her home.

Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty if Rector is convicted of first-degree murder. He’s also charged with kidnapping, child abuse and abandonment of a dead body.

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