A 16-year-old from Iowa has been sentenced to life in prison after beating his Spanish teacher to death with a baseball bat with the help of an accomplice.
CNN reported that Willard Noble, Ceden Miller, was sentenced last Thursday. Like his partner, Jeremy Goodall, he pleaded guilty to first degree murder. They killed their teacher, 66-year-old Nhima Graber, in a park on November 3, 2021.
During an interview with the police, Miller expressed his frustration with Nehaima Graber’s teaching method. This negatively affected his GPA, which he believes would have motivated him to kill his victim, he reported. daily Mail.
Miller was sentenced after a seven-hour hearing, according to Jefferson County District Attorney Chauncey Molding.
“I believe the verdict was fair and appropriate in the appalling circumstances of this case and I believe justice has been served,” Chauncey Molding said in an email. I think the Graber family and the Fairfield community share these sentiments.”
According to court documents, the teen will be eligible for parole after 35 years.
For his part, his partner in the case, Jeremy Goodall, will know his sentence on August 23. He testified against Miller in the court proceedings, after reaching an agreement with the plaintiffs.