Jeremy Everett Goodale and Willard Noble Chaiden Miller are two teen killers who have been charged in the murder of their spanish teacher Nohema Graber. According to early reports the two teen stalked the women and learned all of her behaviors before the day of the murder. The murder which took place in November 2021 when Jeremy Everett Goodale and Willard Noble Chaiden Miller would grab Nohema Graber and drag her into the woods where she was beaten to death. Graber body would be found the same day she was reported missing,
Right now the argument is whether or not Jeremy Everett Goodale and Williard Noble Chaiden Miller should be tried as juveniles or as adults. The difference if convicted in sentencing is drastic.
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The county attorney prosecuting the case of two southeast Iowa teens who were charged with murdering their high school Spanish teacher said in court documents that the students surveilled the pattern of her life, ambushed her along her daily walk and dragged her into the woods.
The teens murdered Nohema Graber, 66, and later returned to hide her lifeless body. The chilling new details were revealed in a December 23 filing in the case of Jeremy Everett Goodale, 16, of Fairfield. Goodale was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder with classmate Willard Miller, 16.
Graber originally hailed from Xalapa, Mexico. She had been teaching Spanish at Fairfield High School since 2012, although it’s unclear whether she had been the suspects’ teacher at some point. The 66-year-old previously taught in the Ottumwa Community School District. The two 16-year-old students have been charged with the death of the high school teacher after her body was found concealed in a park in Iowa. Authorities revealed on Thursday, November 4, that Nohema Graber was reported missing on Tuesday, November 2.
Her remains were found later that day at the Chautauqua Park in Fairfield, about 100 miles southeast of Des Moines. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, both students at the school, were charged as adults with first-degree homicide and conspiracy to commit first-degree homicide.
Authorities confirmed later that Graber suffered ‘inflicted trauma to the head’. Her body was found concealed under a tarp, wheelbarrow and railroad ties at the Chautauqua Park in Fairfield. Authorities are yet to release a motive behind the murder. Jefferson County Attorney Chauncy Moulding said that Jeremy Everett Goodale must be tried as an adult because if he is tried and convicted in the juvenile court system, he would have to be released in less than 24 months, at the age of 18.
“This prosecuting attorney cannot fathom any combination of programming at any Iowa juvenile facility which could appropriately treat or rehabilitate the defendant if adjudicated as a juvenile,” he said. Both the teens have pleaded not guilty.
Following the murder, Iowa State Education Association President Mike Beranek said in a statement, “an act like this is unspeakable, and we are torn that one of our education family is a victim to such a senseless act. Every day, educators work tirelessly to protect the students in their care. With full hearts and deep commitment, educators have been the backbone of our state and our nation during this unprecedented time. We cannot understand this, or any violence aimed at such guardians,” he had added.
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Two Iowa teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder after authorities say they brutally beat to death a 66-year-old Spanish teacher.
The elderly female teacher is said to have died as a result of head trauma
Police say 16-year-olds Willard Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale killed 66-year-old Nohema Graber, their Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Iowa, in November.
According to reports, Goodale and Miller publicly discussed how they watched Graber, followed her, and killed her with a bat. The two are said to have hidden her body in a local park underneath both a tarp and a wheelbarrow.
Her lifeless body was discovered just one day after she was reported missing.
Authorities said that Jeremy Everett Goodale wrote Snapchat messages — which are ephemeral in nature — describing how the attack unfolded, which prompted an acquaintance to save the messages in order to prove how the two “were involved in the planning, execution, and disposal of evidence” in connection with Graber’s murder.
Miller is said to have admitted to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation that he provided the wheelbarrow that obscured Graber’s body
Fox News on Thursday reported that Judge Shawn Showers this week denied defense attorneys’ requests that a hearing on whether the two teens will be tried in adult court be kept private. According to the report, the judge said the defense “failed to show how allowing the public at the hearing would be unfair to their clients” and declined the request
Showers has scheduled Goodale’s trial for Aug. 23 and Miller’s trial for Nov. 1.
The Des Moines Register reported that In Iowa, anyone age 16 years or more and who has been charged with a forcible felony is automatically waived to adult court and is “subject to the same criminal procedures and penalties as adults.”
The outlet added that while the adult sentence for murder is life in prison in Iowa, in 2016, the Iowa Supreme Court prohibited judges from handing down sentences of life without parole for offenders under age 18.