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Trial date delayed for man accused of stabbing and burning 15-year-old girl

Joyce Lupiani

Trial date delayed for man accused of stabbing and burning 15-year-old girl

CREATED Oct. 11, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Javier Righetti, the man accused of killing 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba during a brutal attack, appeared in a Las Vegas court this morning.

His trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 16 but his attorneys requested more time to prepare for the trial.

The new trial date is now May 21, 2013.

Javier Righetti pleaded not guilty last October for the Sept. 2, 2011 kidnapping, rape and slaying of Otremba.

Police say that he confessed to them that he stabbed Otremba more than 80 times and then burned her body in an attempt to conceal the crime.

Righetti also allegedly confessed to another attempted sexual assault of a girl just a few months prior and told police that he had committed other rapes since the age of 12.

The district attorney's office has said that it intends to seek the death penalty in the case.

Otremba's burned body was found in a desert lot near Grand Teton and Oso Blanca on Sept. 3.

Otremba had gone to a friend's house to pick up schoolwork and was on her way home when the attack happened.

Righetti was 19 at the time of the crime.

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