Emotions run high on day 1 of Clovis Library shooter's sentencing hearing | KOB 4

Emotions run high on day 1 of Clovis Library shooter's sentencing hearing

Faith Egbuonu
February 11, 2019 10:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The sentencing hearing for the teenager who carried out the shooting at the Clovis Public Library began Monday.


Librarians Wanda Walters and Kristina Carter were killed in the shooting.

Nathaniel Jouett, 17, pleaded guilty in October to all charges in the case.

In court Monday, a video confession was played. Jouett made it before he left his home, moments before he carried out the shooting in August of 2017.

"I'm sorry to anyone who is going to be affected by this,” Jouett said in the video. “This is a tough subject. I want to say I'm sorry to my family."

People impacted by the shooting also spoke during Monday’s hearing.

"I just miss her every single day. Every single day I think about her," said Karen Book, who was Walter’s lifelong friend.

The sentencing is expected to last a week. 

Jouett faces anywhere from probation to a maximum of two life sentences plus 96 years in prison.


Faith Egbuonu

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