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Newly filed court documents show investigators believe poor grades may have been the motive for the murder of Nohema Graber, a Spanish teacher at Fairfield. This all comes ahead of a hearing on Wednesday. Lawyers for Willard Miller said investigators no had no probable cause when police searched Willard Miller’s home and cellphone. In its response, the state released its most detailed account of the investigation to date. Graber was last seen alive a year ago – Nov. 2, 2021. Prosecutors said that afternoon Miller met with Graber to discuss his poor grade in Spanish. That evening, a witness saw two men drive Graber’s van near the park where she was found dead. During an interview with investigators, Miller detailed his frustrations with Graber but told police he did not kill her. He told law enforcement that he was forced by the so-called “real killers” to hide Graber’s body and help him drive his van. Miller and Jeremy Goodale are each charged with killing Graber. Miller’s defense is trying to dismiss some of these statements, claiming that Miller never waived his right to counsel. He also challenges the state’s use of Snapchat messages provided by this witness. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Newly filed court documents show investigators believe poor grades may have been the motive for the murder of Nohema Graber, a Spanish teacher at Fairfield.

All of this precedes a hearing on Wednesday.

Lawyers for Willard Miller said investigators did not have probable cause when police searched Willard Miller’s home and cellphone.

In its response, the state released its most detailed account of the investigation to date.

Graber was last seen alive a year ago on November 2, 2021.

Prosecutors said that that afternoon Miller met with Graber to discuss his poor Spanish grade.

That evening, a witness saw two men drive Graber’s van near the park where she was found dead.

During an interview with investigators, Miller detailed his frustrations with Graber but told police he did not kill her.

He told law enforcement that he was coerced by the so-called “real killers” into hiding Graber’s body and helping him drive his van.

Miller and Jeremy Goodale are each charged with killing Graber.

Miller’s defense is trying to have some of those statements thrown out, saying Miller never waived his right to counsel.

It also calls into question the state’s use of Snapchat messages provided by this witness.

The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.


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