GOODALE TO BE TRIED AS AN ADULT

Goodale to be tried as an adult

One of two Fairfield teens accused of murdering a high school teacher last November will stand trial as an adult.  A judge in Jefferson County Wednesday (5/11) denied 17-year-old Jeremy Goodale’s request to have his trial moved to juvenile court.  According to court documents, Judge Shawn Showers said “The juvenile court’s dwindling time to rehabilitate the defendant is simply insufficient for a crime of such magnitude.” Goodale and 16-year-old Willard Miller are both accused of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 66-year-old Nohema Graber last November.  Last Friday, Miller’s attorneys asked that his trial be moved to juvenile court; there’s been no ruling on that request.   Goodale’s trial is scheduled to start August 23 at a location to be determined.

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