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Prosecutors resist request for lower bond from teen charged in Fairfield teacher's death

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Willard Miller

Willard Miller

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KWWL) -- Prosecutors have filed resistance against the request for a lower bond for one of the teens charged with killing a Fairfield teacher last week, according to WHO13.

WHO13 reports that on Monday, attorneys for 16-year-old Willard Miller filed a motion to reduce his $1 million bond, saying he has no prior criminal or school disciplinary record. On Tuesday prosecutors filed resistance to that request.

If Miller's bond is reduced, the motion from his attorneys proposed he would wear a GPS monitor and be under adult supervision, according to WHO13

Miller and 16-year-old Jeremy Goodale have been charged as adults with First-Degree Murder and First-Degree Conspiracy to Commit Homicide for the death of Nohema Graber.

Graber's body was found on November 3 in a park in Fairfield. She was a Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School, where a vigil is being held Tuesday night.

Court records show that one of the students reportedly posted details about planning the killing and a possible motive. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt told KWWL the killing is not suspected to be racially motivated. 

Both Miller and Goodale are set to make their first court appearance on Friday, November 12.