Teens accused of killing Fairfield teacher plead not guilty

Authorities in Fairfield have arrested two teenagers in connection to the death of their Spanish teacher
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 7:24 AM CST
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KCRG) - The two 16-year-olds accused of killing their Spanish teacher in Fairfield have pleaded not guilty.

Both teens filed written arraignments on Monday.

Jeremy Goodale and Willard Miller are each charged in the death of Nohema Graber.

Last week, the two teens appeared in court to ask for their bonds to be lowered so they can be released from jail before trial.

Right now, their bonds are at $1 million each, but their attorneys want it lowered to $100,000.

Prosecutors are fighting to keep the bond the same, or have it increased to $2 million for Miller.

The judge overseeing the trial is expected to make a decision on the bond sometime this week.

Loved ones reported Graber missing on Nov. 3.

Police found her body later that day in a park near Fairfield High School.

A motive is not yet clear.

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