Man charged with murder of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts
August 21, 2018 05:23 PM
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) - Police say a man in the country illegally has been charged with murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.
A charge of 1st degree murder has been filed against 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
Investigators say they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. The video showed Tibbetts jogging in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn as well as Rivera's car.
Police had searched the area but noted her body was found in a field, covered with corn stalks.
Updated: August 21, 2018 05:23 PM
Created: August 21, 2018 09:46 AM
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