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RIVERA TRIAL SET TO BEGIN MAY 17TH

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THE MAN ACCUSED IN THE 2018 KILLING OF MOLLIE TIBBETTS FROM BROOKLYN, IOWA APPEARED IN POWESHIEK COUNTY COURT THURSDAY FOR A PRETRIAL CONFERENCE.

CRISTHIAN RIVERA’S CASE HAS BEEN DELAYED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE PANDEMIC.

HIS TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN MAY 17TH IN SCOTT COUNTY WITH TWO DAYS OF JURY SELECTION FOLLOWED BY OPENING STATEMENTS.

RIVERA IS FACING A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IN THE DEATH OF THE 20-YEAR-OLD TIBBETTS.

SHE DISAPPEARED WHILE JOGGING IN JULY OF 2018 AND RIVERA LED INVESTIGATORS TO HER BODY THAT AUGUST.

THE TRIAL WAS MOVED TO SIOUX CITY BECAUSE OF PRETRIAL PUBLICITY AND THEN SWITCHED TO DAVENPORT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.