116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — The trial for a 16-year-old accused of killing a high school Spanish teacher will be held in Council Bluffs in western Iowa, a state court judge said Monday.
Judge Shawn Showers ordered the trial for Willard Noble Chaiden Miller of Fairfield to be moved about 200 miles from Fairfield in southeast Iowa to Council Bluffs. The order said Miller, his attorneys and the prosecutors agreed to move the trial away from Fairfield, where the case had received extensively publicity.
The trial is set to begin Nov. 1
Graber’s body was found Nov. 3, 2021, hidden under a tarp, a wheelbarrow and railroad ties at a Fairfield park. Police said she had been beaten to death with a baseball bat.
The location of Goodale's trial, set for Aug. 23, has not been set.