(IOWA) -- The 27-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2018 abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was sentenced on Monday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, an undocumented farmworker from Mexico, was sentenced after a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- An Iowa judge has rejected a motion for a new trial for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Poweshiek County District Court Judge Joel Yates issued a written ruling on Monday denying Cristhian Bahena Rivera's bid for... Read More.
(POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa) -- The lead agent who investigated the disappearance and murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts testified Tuesday that there was no doubt in his mind who killed her. "Cristhian Rivera murdered Mollie Tibbetts," special agent Trent Vileta said in court. Vileta... Read More.
(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- An Iowa judge is expected to decide as early as Friday if he will grant a request from the attorneys for Cristhian Bahena Rivera the man convicted of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, to compel law enforcement agencies... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A judge has delayed the sentencing of a man convicted of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense attorneys filed court documents accusing prosecutors of failing to disclose that police were investigating a sex trafficking "trap house" involving a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — With his sentencing hearing just days away, the man convicted of murdering Mollie Tibbetts is asking for a new trial, claiming he was unwittingly framed by the real killer who he claims confessed to the crime. Attorneys for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a Mexican national,... Read More.
(BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- Nearly three years after her death, jurors handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts on Friday. In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America," jury foreman Robert "Bo" Reed described that moment. "I felt... Read More.
(BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- Cristhian Bahena Rivera, accused of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts as she was jogging has been found guilty by an Iowa jury. Rivera, 26, was found guilty by the jury of first degree murder for allegedly killing Tibbetts, 20, and... Read More.
(IOWA CITY, Iowa) -- An Iowa jury began deliberating the fate of a Mexican national Thursday after hearing wildly contrasting theories of who killed Mollie Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student. In closing arguments in the high-profile case, a prosecutor said the evidence "overwhelmingly" points... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — In a surprise move, a Mexican national charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts testified Wednesday -- and claimed two masked and armed men kidnapped him from his home, forced him to drive to where the 20-year-old University of Iowa student was jogging,... Read More.
(IOWA CITY, Iowa) -- Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who is charged with murder in the 2018 slaying of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, began presenting a defense on Tuesday, telling a jury that investigators were under intense pressure to solve the missing... Read More.
(BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- A law enforcement investigator testified on Thursday that it was only by chance that he scored the biggest break in the 2018 disappearance and slaying of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Poweshiek County, Iowa, sheriff's deputy Steve Kivi testified that he... Read More.