Cristhian Bahena Rivera was sentenced Monday for the murder of Mollie Tibbetts.
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Crime and Courts Jul. 27, 2021 9:35 am
Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 26, filed a motion earlier this month asking 8th Judicial District Judge Joel Yates to delay the hearing on sentencing and on their motion for a new trial based on evidence involving sex trafficking “trap houses and kidnappings” in or near Poweshiek County.
A judge said Wednesday he’ll delay sentencing the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 after defense attorneys asserted authorities withheld information about investigations into a nearby sex trafficking ring the lawyers say could have been involved in the fatal stabbing.