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Trial dates, venue set for fatal library shooting case

CLOVIS, N.M. — The start date and location have been set for a teenager’s trial in a fatal New Mexico library shooting.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Nathaniel Jouett will be tried as an adult on charges including first-degree murder in a trial set to begin March 18, 2019, in in Roswell.

Jouett was 16 when 2 people were killed and 4 injured at the Clovis library last August.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes. It is identifying Jouett, however, because of the seriousness of the crime and because authorities are seeking adult sanctions.

Defense attorney Stephen Taylor wants Jouettt, now 17, transferred from the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center to an adolescent treatment facility in Albuquerque pending trial.

District Attorney Andrea Reeb says she’ll oppose that.

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Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com

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