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Justin James Rector

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New attorney on board, judge tries to move Rector trial forward

A solid trial is still a ways off, but things could be moving forward soon in the first-degree murder case of James Justin Rector.

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New defense counsel named for Rector

Quinn Jolly has been named as lead defense counsel in the first-degree murder case of James Justin Rector after former defense attorney Gerald Gavin withdrew from the case due to conflict of interest.

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Rector defense team petitions court for attorney to withdraw

KINGMAN – Murder defendant Justin James Rector has asked the Superior Court to withdraw defense lawyer Gerald Gavin due to an “ethical conflict of interest” that makes further representation impossible, according to a motion filed July 19.

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Defense asks court to wait in Rector hearing

Between the defense needing more experts and the prosecution wanting a mental health exam, it was almost a repeat of Justin James Rector’s March status hearing.

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Kingman Daily Miner analysis: Delayed Justice

Two young, beautiful lives were taken in horrible tragedies. Justice is waiting.

Nearly two and a half years have passed since Bella Grogan-Cannella’s partially clad body was found in a shallow grave in a Bullhead City wash.

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Murder trial witness IDs being kept under wraps

KINGMAN - Two mystery witnesses have been added to the murder case against Justin James Rector, who potentially faces the death penalty if convicted of the 2014 killing of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl.