The case against an illegal alien accused of murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 may get a fourth delay due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
This month, both the prosecution and Bahena Rivera’s defense attorneys filed a motion requesting that the murder trial be moved to January 26, 2021, citing issues with the coronavirus crisis:
In June 2019, Bahena Rivera successfully got the trial moved to November 2019 after he pushed to get his alleged murder confession thrown out of evidence.
Then, in October 2019, Bahena Rivera again successfully had the trial moved to February 2020, but that date was delayed in January due to a motion filed by the defense.
After Tibbetts told Bahena Rivera that she would call the police if he did not stop following her, the illegal alien allegedly chased her and “blacked out” after this.