Everyone has dreams. But some people’s DREAMS are other people’s nightmares. Everyone comes here for a better life. But some people have very different definitions of what that entails. For some it’s hard work, for others crime and still for others, murder.
When there’s no border, there’s no law. And we’re all vulnerable.
The suspect in the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts is a 24-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had been living in the area for up to seven years, officials revealed Tuesday.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera was apprehended more than a month after the 20-year-old University of Iowa student disappeared, Rick Rahn, special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said during a news conference. Tibbetts was last seen jogging on July 18 near Brooklyn, Iowa – in Poweshiek County, where Rivera lives.
A body believed to be Mollie Tibbetts was discovered earlier Tuesday and Rivera led authorities to the location, Rahn said, adding that her body was found hidden in a corn field beneath several corn stalks.
The suspect told law enforcement he approached Tibbetts while she was running, Rahn said.
“He actually tells us that he ran alongside of her or behind her. And then at one point, he tells us that Mollie grabbed ahold of her phone and says ‘you need to leave me alone, I’m gonna call the police,’” Rahn said of the interview. “And then she took off running, he, in turn, chased her down. And then he tells us that at some point in time he blacks out and then he comes to near an intersection in which we believe he then placed Mollie.”
Rivera revealed to investigators that he became angry when Tibbetts took out her cell phone, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. He told authorities that he panicked and “blocked” his memory.
The suspect claimed he didn’t remember what happened next but later realized that he’d put Tibbetts’ in his truck after finding an earpiece from headphones in his lap, the documents said. He opened the trunk and noticed blood on the side of her head.
Investigators said they believed the suspect had been in the area for four to seven years. Homeland Security confirmed his illegal-immigrant status.
In other words, Thanks Obama.
As an illegal alien and the new protected victim group of the Dems, Rivera will get the best legal help possible. And while it seems improbable that he would get away with it, Kate Steinle’s killer did.