Mollie Tibbetts’ convicted killer sentenced to life in prison without

Mollie Tibbetts’ convicted killer sentenced to life in prison without

a victim impact statement from the college student’s mom was read in court the 27-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2018 abduction and killing of university of iowa student mollie tibbetts was sentenced on monday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole cristian bahana rivera an undocumented farmworker from mexico was sentenced after a victim impact statement from tibbetts mother laura calderwood was read in court by a victim advocate from the iowa state attorney general’s office i come here to give a voice to our daughter granddaughter sister girlfriend niece cousin and friend molly cecilia tibbetts calderwood wrote molly was a young woman who simply wanted to go for a quiet run on the evening of july 18 2018 and you chose to violently and sadistically end that life because of your act molly’s father rob will never get to walk his only daughter down the aisle she wrote because of your act mr rivera i will never get to see my daughter become a mother both bohena rivera and his attorneys declined to make a statement how she county district court judge joel yates announced the life sentence and the punishment also includes an order for bahana rivera to pay the tibbetts family 150 000 in restitution mr bona rivera you and you alone forever changed the lives of those who love mollie tibbetts yates said yates ordered that bosnia rivera be immediately transferred to the iowa department of corrections medical and classification center to begin his sentence bonana rivera was convicted in may by a jury that deliberated for seven hours over two days yates postponed the sentencing date after bohana rivera requested a new trial based on his and his attorney’s claimed that he was framed for tibbetts slaying by the real killers yates denied the motion for a new trial this month following the hearing in july in his ruling yates wrote providing an alternative suspect is only a useful strategy when it is believable the 20-year-old tibbetts vanished on july 18 2018 while out for a jog in her hometown of brooklyn iowa the case drew national attention as the search for tibbetts went on for a month and a reward fund for information about her whereabouts ballooned to nearly 400 000. tibbetts body was recovered from a cornfield in kaushik county after bahana rivera led investigators to the remains during bohanna rivera’s trial the jury heard two wildly contrasting theories of what happened to tibbetts police investigators testified that they questioned bahana rivera after his car a black chevrolet malibu was captured on surveillance video circling the neighborhood in brooklyn at the time tibbetts was last seen alive jogging in the area during a lengthy interview investigators testified that bahana rivera allegedly told them he saw tibbetts jogging and thought she was hot
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Mollie Tibbetts\' convicted killer sentenced to life in prison without

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