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Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts


This news story was published on May 30, 2021.
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DAVENPORT – A jury on Friday found Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts.

Rivera, 24, who resided in rural Poweshiek County, in the charge of Murder in the First Degree. The Des Moines Register says Rivera is an “undocumented immigrant” from Mexico.

Dozens of law enforcement officials from local, state and federal agencies were involved in the investigation after the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts, 20. A body was discovered in the early morning hours of August 21, 2018, in a farm field southeast of Brooklyn, Iowa.

Charges were filed in the Poweshiek County, Iowa, District Court. The case will be prosecuted by the Iowa Attorney General’s Area Prosecution Division. First-degree murder carries a penalty of life without parole. Rivera will be sentenced Just 15.

The Division of Criminal Investigation received more than 4,000 tips during the investigation. “We regularly had 30-40 investigators devoted to this investigation since Molly disappeared,” said DCI Special Agent in Charge Richard Rahn. “Without that kind of support from our fellow law enforcement officers, we could not have made the progress we did. The Poweshiek County Sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were valued partners in leading the investigation, and many other agencies contributed resources throughout the past five weeks. We thank the Tibbetts family for their support to us, and we hope that they will continue to have the support of their community and the nation in the coming weeks and months.”

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement on the conviction of Rivera for the murder of Mollie Tibbetts:

Governor Reynolds released the following statement following the verdict in the trial for the murder of Mollie Tibbetts:

“My heart goes out to Mollie’s family for having to endure the pain and suffering that resulted from this horrific murder. I pray that today’s verdict will not just bring justice but some sense of closure to her family and the community. There is no bringing Mollie back, but her memory will continue to live on through the happiness she brought to all who knew her.”

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16 Responses to Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Biden Puts Harris In Charge Of Protecting Voting Rights. When she going to take care of the border catastrophe?

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2021 at 5:41 am

    At this very moment Creepy Joe is letting thousands more illegal criminals in this country to rape and kill more US Citizens.
    VOTE TRUMP 2024

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    CHEAP LABOR KILLED THAT GIRL !!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Let’s have more sanctuary cities !!
    A wise man once said the road to hell is paved with GOOD INTENTIONS!!!

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Another illegal taking a life that should have NEVER HAPPENED!!
    Thank you Democrats
    Thank you RINO Republicans
    Thank you Koch brothers who run both of the above

    WAKE UP PEOPLE

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Good. Now take him against his will to a cornfield and spend sometime helping him feel the fear that poor girl did before beating him to the ground and stabbing him in the head, neck and chest. Then wait a month and send his rotting corpse to his worthless scum bag family. Close the border so this doesnt happen anymore.

    • Truth Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      careful the dems/libs will call you a racists

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2021 at 7:44 am

        No, he is just an idiot whose hate is greater than his brain.

      • Truth2 Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2021 at 7:45 am

        On the other hand, what would they say if it had been their daughter?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 1, 2021 at 2:41 pm

          I would say I am angry and deeply hurt that a man killed my daughter. Justice has been served. That is pretty much what the Tibbets family has said. They also said do not turn this into a political piece of news. Perhaps we should look into why men think it is ok to beat, hit, or kill women who don’t return their affection – not all men, but many.

          • Anonymous

            June 1, 2021 at 5:43 pm

            just grab them by the kittycat that’s what you do when you’re rich and spoiled

          • Anonymous

            June 1, 2021 at 6:56 pm

            Anonymous
            June 1, 2021 at 5:43 pm

            just grab them by the kittycat that’s what you do when you’re rich and spoiled

            Common sense will tell you that you don’t have to be rich and spoiled to do something like that.

          • Anonymous

            June 1, 2021 at 7:46 pm

            No, you don’t but trump told money makes it easier cuz they just let you.

          • Anonymous

            June 2, 2021 at 4:03 am

            Oh…the things that go on in the life of a millionaire, and the things you will never have. Good thing our society gives you a forum to judge and whine.

          • Anonymous

            June 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm

            Good thing you have a forum to proselytize and feign enlightenment.