Last year, after Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who is in the U.S. illegally, was charged with the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, his defense team argued that he’s an “all-American boy” with no prior record. The latest request from the accused and his lawyers is even more facepalm-worthy:
Attorneys for a Mexican national accused of kidnapping and killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts say the trial should be moved to another county to allow for more minority representation in the jury pool. https://t.co/HQTkRod1FC
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) March 4, 2019
Title of the article: "Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts murder wants trial moved for diversity"
I kid you not https://t.co/EJihgoNjzH
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 4, 2019
From the AP:
The former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa wants to have his trial moved to a more diverse county.
The Des Moines Register reports that 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s lawyers filed the motion Friday. They argue the Mexican national should be tried outside Poweshiek County to allow for more minority representation in the jury pool.
So, a trial in a place with more “diversity”?
A sanctuary city maybe?
— Sax (@OllieSax) March 4, 2019
Any port in a storm!
Now that’s a hot take.
— $JOHNQ (@john_turnipseed) March 4, 2019
The hottest — and most disgusting.
How about…. no? pic.twitter.com/Z3m2glQIMj
— John Rances (@RancesJ) March 4, 2019
But he killed a US citizen. He should be judged by a jury of his peers https://t.co/e1JBRAH8TS
— Tony Miller (@TonyMil90635995) March 4, 2019
(1) It’s Iowa and (2) diversity isn’t your problem here, homeslice https://t.co/57jT6bw9qY
— Michelle Robles (@TexMex817) March 4, 2019
Wait. HE CONFESSED. HE BROUGHT THEM TO HER BODY.
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) March 4, 2019
One final observation:
Illegal aliens are now "Mexican nationals" https://t.co/1cIcLtpVcq
— BatemanBot ? (@P_Bateman139) March 4, 2019
We’ll have to double check the AP style guide on that.