Washington Evening Journal
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FAIRFIELD — A trial date has been set for the two Fairfield teens charged with murdering Fairfield High School Spanish teacher Nohema Graber.
Eighth Judicial District Judge Joel Yates ordered that the trial for the two 16-year-olds, Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, is set for April 19, and their pretrial hearing is set for March 21. Both defendants waived their right to a speedy trial.
During the pretrial conference, the defendants will appear in person, and the two sides will estimate the length of the trial. They will either certify that discovery is complete or identify what discovery remains. Discovery refers to the process of the two sides exchanging information about the witnesses and evidence they will present at trial.
Miller and Goodale appeared with their respective attorneys before Judge Yates last week to argue for a reduction of their $1 million bonds. Their attorneys asked that the bonds be lowered to $100,000, while attorneys for the prosecution asked Yates to maintain the bond at $1 million or raise them to $2 million. Yates said at the time that he planned to file his decision in writing the following week.