- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The trial for a Bullhead City man accused of killing a young girl will likely be postponed until 2017.

The Mohave Valley Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/25qfAJv ) that prosecutors have filed a motion stating they are not opposing the defense’s request to postpone Justin James Rector’s October trial. Rector’s lawyer requested more time because the case requires two death penalty-qualified attorneys and both lawyers are not yet available.

Rector is charged with first-degree murder stemming from the strangulation death of 8-year-old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella in September 2014. Her body was found in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home.

Rector is next scheduled to appear in court on July 15.

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

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