Attorneys: New Mexico library shooting case will be lengthy

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Posted: Sep 30, 2017 11:39 AM
Attorneys: New Mexico library shooting case will be lengthy

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The defense attorney appointed to represent the New Mexico teenager accused of a deadly shooting inside a public library is certain any legal resolution will be a long time coming.

Assistant Public Defender Stephen Taylor says the case of 16-year-old Nathaniel Jouett is huge and discovery alone could take months.

Taylor spoke with The Eastern New Mexico News (http://bit.ly/2wR4fSR) after a district judge recently approved an order to seal surveillance video and audio from the Clovis-Carver Public Library as well as the teen's cellphone videos and footage from officers' body cameras.

The teen faces two counts of murder and numerous other charges stemming from the Aug. 28 shooting.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes. It is identifying Jouett because of the seriousness of the crime and because authorities are seeking adult sanctions.

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Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com