UPDATED: Nathaniel Jouett pleads guilty in Clovis library shooti - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATED: Nathaniel Jouett pleads guilty in Clovis library shooting

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CLOVIS, New Mexico -

17-year-old Nathaniel Jouett pleads guilty to 33 counts in indictment including two counts of murder in the first degree. 

The charges stem from the mass shooting on August 28, 2017, at the Clovis Carver Public Library, where Wanda Walters and Kristina Carter were found dead and four other people, including a child, were shot and sustained serious injuries. 

Jouett will be sentenced as a serious youthful offended. His sentencing is scheduled for November 15 in Clovis.

Jouett faces up to two life sentences plus 96 years in prison. 


Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Nathaniel Ray Jouett, 17, of Clovis, NM, signed a plea and disposition agreement with the State. Jouett plead guilty to all charges stemming from the mass shooting that occurred on August 28, 2017, at the Clovis Carver Public Library.  The defendant will plead guilty to all 30 counts in the indictment, which includes two first degree murder charges.

Victims of the mass shooting were two librarians, Wanda Walters, and Kristina Carter. Several other employees and patrons of the library were shot or threatened by Nathaniel Ray Jouett during the shooting spree. Over 100 witnesses were scheduled to testify at a trial scheduled in Roswell during the spring of 2019.

James M. Hudson, of Roswell, NM, will have full discretion as to the sentence, which could range from probation up to two life sentences plus 96 years. 

“I am happy this defendant made the right decision to plead guilty to each and every count in the indictment. We now look forward to moving into the sentencing aspect of this case and hopefully bringing some closure to the victims, their families, and the Clovis community," District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, said

A hearing will be scheduled for the plea agreement to be formally accepted by the Court. No date has been set.

Original Story: 16-year-old charged in Clovis library shooting

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