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Two 16-year-olds appear in court for the murder of their Spanish teacher

Two Iowa teenagers accused of killing their 66-year-old Spanish teacher have pleaded not guilty, according to reports.

The human remains of Nohema Graber were found at Chautauqua Park in Fairfield, Iowa, earlier this month, just hours after the teacher was reported missing by her family members.

On Monday, the two 16-year-olds – Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale – also asked the court to reduce their bail from $ 1 million to $ 100,000 in cash or bail.

Investigators had found Graber’s body under a tarp, wheelbarrow and railroad ties in the park.

The two 16-year-old boys also waived their right to a speedy trial, local press reported.

Judge Joal Yates is expected to deliver a written ruling on the case this week. The teens are also due to appear before a jury on April 19 next year.

Police said Graber often visited the park where his remains were found.

Investigations revealed that the Fairfield High School teacher had “suffered a trauma to the head.”

Graber had been teaching Spanish at the school since 2012.

Governor Kim Reynolds shared his condolences. “My thoughts are with the family, friends, colleagues and students who are facing this tragic murder of Nohema Graber. Ms. Graber has touched the lives of countless children through her work as an educator across our state sharing her passion for foreign languages.

She added: “I am convinced through the work of our dedicated law enforcement agencies that justice will prevail. “

Investigators received advice, including a social media exchange, which indicated that one of the two teens, Jeremy Everett Goodale, was aware of Graber’s disappearance and death.

The social media exchange also included information about plans to kill their teacher. Police said the exchange also indicated that the other boy, Willard Noble President Miller, was present at the time of the high school teacher’s death.

Police also searched their homes and found bloodstained clothing. An acquaintance of the teens had confirmed to police that she saw the two boys at Chautauqua Park in Fairfield.

Meanwhile, prosecutors say the bond should not be reduced and should stay at $ 1 million or even be raised to $ 2 million.

Nicole Jensen, the state’s public defender representing Jeremy, said: “A bond of $ 1 million in cash alone … is so far unobtainable that it essentially amounts to pre-trial detention without bail.”

Ms Jensen said Jeremy would not be able to post the $ 1 million bond because his father worked in construction. She said he would be able to pay around $ 10,000.

She insisted that the boy did not have a driver’s license or passport and therefore could not run away. Ms Jensen has requested house arrest and additional supervision.

Chauncey Molding, the Jefferson County district attorney, had said earlier that there was no level of outside oversight that could ensure the safety of the community given the heinous nature of the crime.

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