rectorA child murder case scheduled for trial in October will likely be continued until sometime next year. Prosecutor Greg McPhillips is not contesting the defense request to push the trial for Justin Rector into 2017.

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