The family of a 15-year-old Arbor View High School freshman who was raped and killed in 2011 is still seeking justice.
The case has been dragging on in the court system, but the Nevada Supreme Court just upheld a lower court decision to reject Javier Righetti's guilty plea and send the case to trial.
Righetti's plea did not include an admission that the killing was premeditated which basically voided the plea deal.
Righetti continues to sit in jail more than five years after police say he killed and then burned 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba's body just yards away from her parents' home.
The victim's family is grateful the trial can now proceed. They plan on fighting until justice is served.
"It is a victory and I think that it's important our case has set a lot of precedence," said Jennifer Craig Otremba, Alyssa's mother... Read More