CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Court documents say a Chaves County judge will preside over the case against a teen accused of killing two and injuring four in a deadly shooting at a Clovis public library in August.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Judge James Hudson of the Fifth Judicial District Court was appointed to the case after all local judges recused themselves.

According to court documents filed Monday, Hudson accepted the reassignment designation in the case of 16-year-old Nathaniel Jouett.

The teen has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated battery. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes, but is using Jouett's name because of the seriousness of the crime and because authorities are seeking adult sanctions.


Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News,