Man to face 2nd trial in killing of ex-girlfriend's daughter

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A Kingman man whose murder conviction was overturned on appeal faces a second trial in the killing of his ex-girlfriend's adult daughter.

Mohave County prosecutors decided to have Darrell Bryant Ketchner tried again on a first-degree murder charge in the 2009 of 18-year-old Ariel Allison.

The Arizona Supreme Court on Dec. 18 overturned some of Ketchner's convictions and his death sentence but left intact other convictions under which Ketchner still faces facing sentences adding up to 75 years in prison.

The Kingman Daily Miner reported that County Attorney Matt Smith believes Ketchner should face a death sentence.

In overturning the murder conviction, the Supreme Court said jurors shouldn't have heard a domestic violence expert's testimony profiling abusers and victims.