Trial date set for teenager accused in Clovis-Carver Public Library mass shooting
CLOVIS, New Mexico (KVII) —
A trial date has been set for the teen accused of the library mass shooting in Clovis.
According to The Eastern New Mexico News, Nathaniel Jouett is scheduled to be tried as an adult on charges including first degree murder in a month-long trial set to begin March 18, 2019, in the Chaves County Courthouse in Roswell.
Jouett was 16-years-old when authorities said he killed two people and injured four others at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Aug. 28.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports officials at the Curry County Courthouse on Monday afternoon discussed defense attorney Stephen Taylor's pending motion to transfer Jouett, now 17-years-old, from the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center to an adolescent treatment facility in Albuquerque while he awaits trial.
Taylor said Jouett was accepted for in-patient treatment at the Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center and that he hoped to file a motion on the transfer within the next few weeks.
However, District Attorney Andrea Reeb said she intended to oppose that with a pre-trial detention motion within five days of Taylor's filing.