Two Iowa teens accused of murdering their Spanish teacher will be tried as adults after a judge this week rejected their requests to transfer their cases to juvenile court.
Jeremy Goodell and Willard Miller will each face first-degree murder charges for allegedly beating Fairfield High School teacher Noahem Graber, 66, to death on November 2, when both suspects were 16.
District Judge Sean Shavers separately dismissed Goodell and Miller’s requests on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. If one or both of them are convicted in a juvenile court, they will be given their 19. cannot be kept in the system for more than six months afterth birthday, The Associated Press reported.
Shavers stated in each judgment that there was not enough time to rehabilitate the accused for a “crime of such magnitude”.
According to court records, Goodley, now 17, is accused of helping Miller kill Grabber using a baseball bat after helping him dump his body in the park “under tarp, wheelbarrow and railroad ties”. done. The criminal complaints against the juvenile state that the teacher’s body was found with a mark on the head.
A police search warrant said investigators turned their eyes to the pair after a friend turned over Goodell’s social media messages that showed he and Miller were “involved in the planning, execution and disposal of evidence”. were.”
Goodley reportedly described having a watchdog on his teacher and how they killed him and disposed of the body.
“Details include … the motive for killing Graber, the planning and execution of the means to kill Graber, as well as deliberate attempts to conceal the crime,” the criminal complaints against the suspects stated.
The probable motive for the heinous crime has not been made public.
Graber had been a teacher at the school since 2012 in a town about two hours southeast of Des Moines.
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