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Man gets life sentence in 2018 killing of Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in the abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, three years after she disappeared while out for an evening run. Judge Joel Yates' sentence for Cristhian Bahena...

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.

Judge denies new trial request in Mollie Tibbetts case

Aug. 02, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man's request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she disappeared while out for a run near her small hometown. ...

Judge denies convicted man’s request for a new trial in the killing of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Judge denies convicted man’s request for a new trial in the killing of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

Judge hears request for new trial in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 27, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The lead investigator in the 2018 death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts expressed confidence Tuesday that the right man was convicted, rejecting defense claims that her abduction could be tied to two other local men. Division of...

Iowa duo deny any involvement in Mollie Tibbetts' death

Jul. 16, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two childhood friends named by defense lawyers as alternate suspects in the killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts said Friday they had nothing to do with the crime. Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man convicted of killing...

Prosecutor rejects new defense info in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor rejected defense claims Thursday that the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts could be connected to sex trafficking and other abductions that happened in the rural area where she disappeared while out for a run. ...

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense lawyers said they needed time to investigate new information pointing to other potential suspects. Cristhian Bahena...

New information jolts case in Iowa college student's slaying

Jul. 13, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors in May dismissed a defendant’s testimony that he was framed by two masked men for the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student, calling it a figment of his imagination. Jurors agreed, convicting Cristhian Bahena Rivera of...