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FAIRFIELD — The murder trial for Jeremy Everett Goodale, one of two teens accused of killing a Fairfield High School Spanish teacher, will be moved from Jefferson County to Scott County.
Goodale, 17, filed a change of venue motion Thursday and it was approved Monday by 8th Judicial District Judge Shawn Showers.
The other teen accused in the case, Willard Noble Chaiden Miller, 16, has also had his murder trial moved, to Council Bluffs.
Both teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony in the slaying of Nohema Graber, 66, with a baseball bat on Nov. 3, 2021.
Showers found that there is a “substantial likelihood a fair and impartial trial cannot be preserved with a jury selected from Jefferson County,” according to court documents.
Goodale’s trial, which had been scheduled for Aug. 23, was also continued. In a motion, Goodale’s lawyers said they wouldn’t be able to depose the state’s witnesses until less than two weeks before Aug. 23 because of scheduling conflict. A new court date has not yet been set.
Miller’s trial is set for Nov. 1.
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