116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Home / News / Crime and Courts
Mollie Tibbetts trial replay: Day 3 of testimony in Cristhian Bahena Rivera murder trial
Prosecution continues to call witnesses, investigators
May. 21, 2021 8:25 am, Updated: May. 21, 2021 4:08 pm
Testimony continues Friday in Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s murder trial in the 2018 slaying of Mollie Tibbetts.
Watch a replay of the livestream from the courtroom in the video player above. Court will resume Monday soon after the jury arrives at 8:30 a.m.
Video highlights from Day 2:
Witnesses and investigators testified Thursday on the second day of Bahena Rivera's first-degree murder trial at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport, as prosecutors used his partial confession and a surveillance video to build their case.
Bahena Rivera, 26, faces life in prison if convicted of the stabbing death, which inflamed anger over illegal immigration since he was a Mexican national living illegally in the United States.
• Day 2 testimony: Officer: Bahena Rivera admitted killing Mollie Tibbetts
• Day 1 testimony: Tibbetts’ boyfriend denies role in her slaying
• Timeline: The disappearance and death of Mollibe Tibbetts