Accused Clovis shooter will remain in jail Web Staff
August 31, 2017 09:09 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. – The teen accused of shooting six people at a Clovis library Monday will remain in custody after a detention hearing Thursday.


Prosecutors recommended that Nathaniel Jouett, 16, remain in detention, stating that "we believe given the nature of the charge, that the child represents a danger to himself and others." An attorney for Jouett did not object but said they have the right to file an objection at a later date.

Judge Fred Van Soelen agreed with the prosecution's request.

"At this time, the court will find that the child poses a substantial risk to himself and or others, and order that he be detained, as noted," the judge said.

Jouett faces two counts of first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors want to charge Jouett as an adult when the case goes to trial. According to the proceedings, a grand jury will be convened Friday.

"He's being detained, and then we notified the court that we'll be seeking adult sanction with the court here within the next week going to grand jury," said Brian Stover, the chief deputy district attorney.

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