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LIBRARY SHOOTER JUDGE DENIES AMENABILITY HEARING

CLOVIS (KSMX) – Earlier this afternoon, Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced that Fifth Judicial District Judge James Hudson, who is presiding over the Library Shooting case, ruled that now 17-year-old Nathaniel Jouett is not eligible for an amenability hearing. According to the 33 page order filed today, Judge Hudson station that Jouett is not denied Equal Protection under the law and Due Process has not been violated by his ruling. A motion was filed by Jouett’s attorney, Stephen Taylor, asking the Court to conduct a hearing and to find Jouett amenable to treatment. This would have allowed Jouett to enter a rehabilitation facility, being released at age 21. Due to the hearing being denied, Jouett will now be sentenced as an adult for the Library shooting that killed two and wounded four others. A sentencing hearing will be held for one week in Clovis beginning February 11th, 2019. At that hearing, Judge Hudson, will have full discretion as to the sentence, which could range from probation up to two life sentences plus 96 years.

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