Illegal Alien Convicted of Murdering Mollie Tibbetts Sentenced To The Next Best Thing: Life With No Parole
Judge Joel Yates: “You and you alone forever changed the lives of the friends and family of Mollie Tibbetts. and you and you alone will receive the following sentence”
The disappearance and murder of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts made headlines when it was learned that an illegal alien, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, had abducted, raped, and gruesomely murdered the beautiful, promising psychology student and summer camp counselor.
Rivera stabbed Tibbetts in the chest and skull before dumping her body in an Iowa cornfield. He ludicrously claimed that two men forced him to do this, even as he admitted he was infuriated with Tibbetts for refusing his sexual advances.
Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested about a month after Tibbetts was reported missing. At the time, he claimed that he became angry when Tibbetts rejected his advances (apparently made from his car as she was jogging along the road), and stated that he “blacked out” and initially “forgot “ that her dead body was in the trunk of his car. He has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
. . . . In a bizarre turn of events, Rivera claimed that two men abducted him from his home and forced him to abduct Tibbetts. The two mystery men—Rivera reportedly never mentioned them to police—then killed Tibbetts and placed her in Rivera’s trunk before ordering him to dump her body in the cornfield, where Rivera later led police to her body.
Rivera has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Judge Joel Yates delivered the sentence: life in prison without eligibility for parole.
“You and you alone forever changed the lives of the friends and family of Mollie Tibbetts, and you and you alone will receive the following sentence,” he said.
The Tibbetts family watched in silence, a few visibly wiping their eyes, while Bahena [Rivera] gave no visible reaction as the sentence was read.
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