Teen charged in death of Fairfield teacher asks for trial to be delayed
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KCRG) - Attorneys for one of the teens charged in the death of a Fairfield Spanish teacher have filed a request for a new trial date.
Willard Miller is charged with first degree murder in the death of 66-year-old Nohema Graber. Graber’s body was found hidden in Chataqua park, in Fairfield, on Nov. 2, 2021.
Investigators say she had extensive head trauma, and believed she was beaten with a baseball bat.
Court documents released this week say attorneys for Miller requested additional time to complete depositions and other discoveries.
Miller waived his right to a speedy trial, so the trial date could be moved.
Miller’s trial has been scheduled for November 1. It was moved to Council Bluffs after a change of venue request was granted.
The other teen charged in this case, Jeremy Goodale, is also charged with first degree murder. His trial date set for Dec. 5.
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