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A police detective testified in a court hearing that authorities had evidence she was sexually assaulted.

Doctors then told police the baby had several broken ribs, a broken femur, was malnourished, dehydrated, and showed signs of sexual abuse and shaken baby syndrome. Rector, 30, was a guest in the home of Isabella's mother and stepfather on Sept. Isabella's other grandmother was babysitting while the girl's mother was at the store, authorities have said. That attorney, Ron Gilleo, said Rector wanted to "get it over with" and did not speak at length in court. According to police, at a. Vandergriff turned himself into authorities yesterday and police served a search warrant at the house where the couple had been living, which turned up marijuana and other items of "evidentiary value. A police detective testified in a court hearing that authorities had evidence she was sexually assaulted.

Click here for details. Rector's plea means he will avoid a trial that had been scheduled to begin in April.

Those charges were dropped as part of the agreement. In February , a Mohave County Superior Court judge accepted a decision by Arizona state prosecutors to no longer seek the death penalty they had earlier sought in the case. Rector also was charged with kidnapping, child abuse and abandonment of a body in the death of Isabella "Bella" Grogan-Cannella, and assaulting a jail officer in If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. Doctors then told police the baby had several broken ribs, a broken femur, was malnourished, dehydrated, and showed signs of sexual abuse and shaken baby syndrome. He told police he smoked methamphetamine throughout the day in the Bullhead City home. According to police, at a. Doctors were not able to save the baby and he died early this morning. Rector, 30, was a guest in the home of Isabella's mother and stepfather on Sept. The plea came as a relief to Isabella's maternal grandmother, Toni Page, who once had custody of the girl and who said she was frustrated at times waiting for justice. A judge has the final say at a sentencing hearing set for Jan. Her disappearance turned more tragic when her partially clothed body was found in a shallow grave the next day.

Isabella's other grandmother was babysitting while the girl's mother was at the store, authorities have said. Page said she often visits a rock garden that honors Isabella at a local park, and cleans the area where the girl's body was found, maintaining a cross and leaving items such as candy at Halloween and a stocking at Christmas.

Staci Lynn Barbosa, 19, and Jonathan Edward Vandergriff, 23, appeared in Mohave County Superior Court July 1, , where they each pleaded not guilty to murder, child abuse by domestic violence, sexual assault of a minor under the age of 15, and sexual conduct with a minor under the age of The plea came as a relief to Isabella's maternal grandmother, Toni Page, who once had custody of the girl and who said she was frustrated at times waiting for justice. Isabella's other grandmother was babysitting while the girl's mother was at the store, authorities have said. Rector's latest attorney, Julia Cassels, withdrew Tuesday morning. Rector's plea means he will avoid a trial that had been scheduled to begin in April. Montague -- for good reason -- wouldn't go into detail about the sexual attack but says authorities believe both Barbosa and Vandergriff were involved in raping their one-month-old son. A judge has the final say at a sentencing hearing set for Jan. Justin James Rector was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, child abuse and abandonment of a body in the September death of 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Cassels and prosecutor Greg McPhillips did not return phone and email messages seeking comment. That attorney, Ron Gilleo, said Rector wanted to "get it over with" and did not speak at length in court. If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. The baby was airlifted to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas -- the closest hospital with a trauma center, according to Montague -- and Barbosa, who brought the one-month-old to the hospital, was immediately taken into custody.

The plea came as a relief to Isabella's maternal grandmother, Toni Page, who once had custody of the girl and who said she was frustrated at times waiting for justice. Montague -- for good reason -- wouldn't go into detail about the sexual attack but says authorities believe both Barbosa and Vandergriff were involved in raping their one-month-old son.

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A man charged in the killing of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl four years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder, days after he made a surprising decision to represent himself in the case.

He will be sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole after 35 years, according to the plea agreement.

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The plea came as a relief to Isabella's maternal grandmother, Toni Page, who once had custody of the girl and who said she was frustrated at times waiting for justice.

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Justin James Rector: Bullhead City man pleads guilty in murder of Isabella Grogan