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Isabella’s 18-year-old sister told the court that her little sister had been “nothing but smiles and laughs.”
“There is, from the court’s perspective, absolutely no manifest injustice in allowing Justin Rector to enter a plea by representing himself on Dec. 18, 2018,” the judge said.
David Royden Mitchell and Brian David Printup have been indicted by the grand jury of Mohave County for transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, and Justin James Rector’s evidentiary hearing scheduled for April 19 has been continued to July 11.
Judge Lee Jantzen of Mohave County Superior Court canceled a scheduled April 29 trial for James Rector in the killing of Isabella Grogan-Cannella and also postponed a hearing scheduled for Monday to April 19.
Rector is charged with murdering 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella of Bullhead City in September 2014.
A man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl says he wants to withdraw his plea.
Justin James Rector has changed his plea to guilty of first-degree murder in the 2014 death of 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannela of Bullhead City