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Justin James Rector

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If state drops death penalty, Rector could go to trial next year

They say the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of first-degree murder defendant Justin James Rector, you can hear them screeching.

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Rector's status conference pushed to July 28

Justin James Rector, charged with the 2014 first-degree murder of 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella, has appeared in Superior Court for 20 hearings in an apparent attempt to stall his murder trial.

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UPDATED: Prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of Bullhead City girl

Defendant ordered to undergo psychological testing

KINGMAN - Justin James Rector will face the death penalty if he is convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Bella Grogan-Cannella, 8.