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Bahena Rivera convicted of murdering Mollie Tibbetts

Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 2:08 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A jury convicted Cristhian Bahena Rivera of first-degree murder Friday in the 2018 killing of 20-year-old University Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. No bond has been set, pending sentencing, which is scheduled at 9 a.m. July 15. Jurors at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport reached the verdict after about seven hours of deliberations Thursday and Friday.

Tibbetts disappeared July 18, 2018, while out for a run in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

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