- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Mohave County supervisors are considering using contingency funds to pay for additional court costs in two death penalty cases.

The Mohave Valley Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1qZJVN5 ) that the board on Monday will consider a request for up to $344,000 to cover the costs of the pending Mohave County death penalty cases, additional jury trials and process serving costs for the North Canyon constable.

Finance director Coral Loyd says $330,000 of that total is earmarked for the death penalty case costs and additional defense costs. The cases alone have cost the county $239,000 so far in the current fiscal year.

Justin James Rector of Bullhead City and Darrell Bryant Ketchner of Kingman are charged in separate cases with first-degree murder. Rector’s trial is set for October. Ketchner’s trial has not been set.

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Information from: Mohave Valley Daily News, https://www.mohavedailynews.com

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