By: Savannah Smith | 09-19-2018 | News
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Iowa - Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts Murder Enters Not Guilty Plea

The farmhand suspected of being an illegal immigrant charged for the gruesome death of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

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Cristhian Bahena Rivera has entered his plea on Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa.

Tibbetts was just going out for a run in Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18 when she disappeared. She is believed to have been abducted and mercilessly stabbed to death.

Investigators discovered the young woman’s body a month after she went missing in a cornfield. A medical examiner confirmed Tibbetts was stabbed to death.

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Rivera is a Mexican national. He is widely believed to be staying in the country illegally.

The 24-year-old Rivera also worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where the university student disappeared.

Rivera has waived his right to be tried within 90 days. The trial is set for April 16 next year.

The death of Tibbetts has triggered the fury of many Americans, and Iowans are particularly heartbroken about the untimely and senseless loss of such a promising young life. The revelation of the suspect’s identity has also sparked heated debates anew on immigration, with many saying the tragic case of Tibbetts illustrates the real need for tougher immigration policies as pushed for by the Trump administration.

Mollie’s father, for his part, wrote a scathing op-ed calling for politicians and everyone else to stop politicizing his daughter’s death and using her to advance a “racist agenda.”

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Social media users are still fervently reacting on the latest development to the case on Twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Are you serious 🤔 they&#39;ve caught this dude he has confessed and now they&#39;re saying he&#39;s pleding not guilty this is a joke this is a very sad sad joke</p>&mdash; Jonathan Mata (@Jonatha32656850) <a href="">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lock him up and then give him the death penalty. Build the wall!</p>&mdash; Ted Smith (@SmittyUSNDV) <a href="">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NOT GUILTY MY ASS! He knew right where the body was. He should be hung~!<br>These cultures love raping &amp; beating woman and we don&#39;t need them here!<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuildBuildBuild</a> THE WALL! <a href="">@POTUS</a> <a href="">@SpeakerRyan</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MitchMconnell</a></p>&mdash; Judy (@HeyJudeOregon) <a href="">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Twitter: #MAGA #KAG #MollieTibbetts #Immigration #BuildtheWall #Illegals

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Anonymous No. 37450 2018-09-19 : 16:44

Mollies dad is so cucked he wont acknowledge to real issues! Maybe after he looses the remainder of his family to illegal aliens he might change his tune?

Anonymous No. 37453 2018-09-19 : 16:58

No, he'll still cuck out to the illegal invaders. He'll even shake their hands like that guy who went to Africa to congratulate his daughters' murderers.

Anonymous No. 37499 2018-09-20 : 12:45

MOLLIE TIBBETTS FOUND????????????????????????????????????????

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