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Judge denies motion for mistrial in trial over death of Mollie Tibbetts

The court presiding over the trial for the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts denied a motion for mistrial filed by the defense for Cristhian Bahena Rivera. Bahena Rivera, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder after a 10-day trial beginning May 17. Tibbetts, who went missing in July 2018, died from multiple stab wounds.
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Jury finds Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in Mollie Tibbetts killing

A jury on Friday found 26-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Following more than seven hours of deliberations stretching from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, the jury announced the verdict in the case, the Des Moines Register reported, ending the two-week trial that had been postponed several times since it was initially scheduled to take place in April 2019.
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Farm worker found guilty in killing of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

An Iowa farmworker has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2018 abduction and stabbing death of a University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts. Cristhian Bahena Rivera is expected to be sentenced in July. Tibbetts went out for a run almost three years ago and never returned. The case fueled anger against illegal immigration. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Jury finds man guilty of killing student Mollie Tibbetts

A 26-year-old farm worker was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the abduction and fatal stabbing of college student Mollie Tibbetts in July 2018. The verdict comes nearly three years after the body of the 20-year-old woman was found in an Iowa cornfield. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, wearing headphones as...
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CNN, AP, Daily Beast headlines refer to illegal immigrant convicted in Mollie Tibbetts murder as 'farm worker'

The media appeared to have downplayed the migrant status of the murderer who was convicted in the brutal 2018 killing of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday after a two-week trial in Davenport, Iowa, in a case that drew national attention because of the suspect's immigration status.
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Jurors convict Mexican national of murdering Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa college student with Fresno ties

An Iowa jury on Friday convicted farmhand Cristhian Bahena Rivera of first-degree murder in the 2018 killing of college student Mollie Tibbetts. The panel in Davenport deliberated for seven hours over two days before coming back with the verdict against Rivera, the 24-year-old Mexican national who led investigators to Tibbetts’ body in a Brooklyn, Iowa, corn field nearly one month after she went jogging on July 18 and vanished.
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Mollie Tibbetts: Farm worker guilty of murdering Iowa student

A farm worker has been found guilty of the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old had gone out running near her home in July 2018 when she was abducted and killed by Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a court ruled on Friday. One month later Rivera led police...
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Man found guilty in 2018 stabbing death of Mollie Tibbetts

A jury found a farm laborer guilty of murder Friday in the abduction and killing of a University of Iowa student who vanished while out for a run in 2018. The 12-member jury unanimously found Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Mollie Tibbetts, who is remembered as a friendly 20-year-old who was studying to become a child psychologist.