The man who is charged in the killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, made an appearance in court this morning with his legal team. Rivera, who the government says is in the U.S. illegally, was described this way by his attorney:
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 23, 2018
Yep, that’s what Rivera’s lawyer, Allan Richards, said yesterday while he was trying to make a case for no media coverage of the hearings:
“One nod of the head, one glance, one slight of hand that will be partially taken out of context and presented over and over which would be highly prejudicial to the defendant, so I urge the court to exclude the media from these proceedings,” Richards added.
Richards later explained that before Tibbets’ murder, Rivera had “no prior criminal record,” telling PEOPLE: “He was just a part of the community. An all-American boy working really hard.”
Are you freaking kidding me? Get a load of this headline. https://t.co/xL09nSnvJs
— P Bonds (@sforklr) August 23, 2018
Nothing is surprising anymore!
Can you please tell me how a 24yr old, identity stealing, illegal alien murderer is an "all American boy"???
— mommasau (@KarenS43) August 23, 2018
So then why did he need a translator at his arraignment yesterday https://t.co/P5tVxQjaqU
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 23, 2018
He's a Mexican identity thief
— The Very Wise Man (@PunishedWiseMan) August 23, 2018
I hope that is their game plan…because it will go down in flames.
— kasia (@balticqueens) August 23, 2018