Lawyer: Man charged in girl's killing doesn't want to talk

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A defense attorney says a Bullhead City man who previously told a prosecutor he wanted a meeting to confess in the killing of an 8-year-old girl now doesn't want to talk to authorities.

Prosecutors earlier this month disclosed that Justin James Rector had sent requests to schedule an interview so he could "give a full confession."

However, the Mohave Daily News reports that newly appointed defense attorney Gerald Gavin said in a motion that Rector now does not want to communicate with prosecutors or other authorities and is re-invoking his right to silence.

Rector has not changed his not-guilty plea to murder and other charges in the death of Isabella "Bella" Grogan-Canella. Her body was found in a shallow grave near her home.

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