Two teenagers killed their Spanish teacher over bad grade
A pair of teenagers in Fairfield, Iowa are going on trial for murder — after they allegedly beat their Spanish teacher to death over a bad grade.
Prosecutors say Jeremy Goodale and Willard Miller ambushed 66-year-old Nohema Graber while she was taking her daily walk in the woods in November of last year, beat her over the head with a baseball bat, then hid her body under a tarp and a wheelbarrow.
Goodale and Miller have both been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and will be tried as adults.
In Iowa, the penalty for a first-degree murder conviction is life in prison. Iowa supreme court rulings require juveniles convicted of even the most serious crimes to be given a chance for parole.