• Mollie Tibbetts illegal alien killer makes first court appearance, Tibb

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    An Iowa judge ordered Cristhian Rivera, the 24-year-old illegal
    immigrant accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts, held on $5
    million cash-only bond Wednesday -- with Rivera's first court
    appearance coming just minutes after Tibbetts' family members
    broke their silence about their broken hearts.

    Rivera was mostly stoic and looked straight ahead in the
    courtroom. He wore headphones and used an interpreter when the
    judge spoke, only answering "Yes" when asked if he understood
    the proceeding.

    Later, given another chance to speak, Rivera declined.

    Rivera's lawyer, Allan Richards, filed a motion for a private
    hearing, after an earlier defense motion for a gag order was
    rejected. Richards argued the case had already become too

    Cristhean Rivera, 24, is accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts.

    "The government has weighed in at the highest levels," Rivera's
    lawyer said.

    If convicted of murdering the Iowa University sophomore, Rivera
    faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    "Christhian is a young man who has been working a number of
    years for a respectable business in this community," Richards
    said before bail was set. "No criminal record. we urge in court
    to be fair."

    A preliminary hearing in the case was set for Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.

    Less than a half hour before Rivera walked into court, Tibbetts'
    family members issued their first statement since Mollie's body
    was found in an Iowa cornfield.

    "Our hearts are broken," the statement said. “On behalf of
    Mollie’s entire family, we thank all of those from around the
    world who have sent their thoughts and prayers for our girl."

    The statement continued: "We know that many of you will join us
    as we continue to carry Mollie in our hearts forever. At this
    time, our family asks that we be allowed the time to process our
    devastating loss and share our grief in private. Again, thank
    you for the outpouring of love and support that has been shared
    in Mollie’s name. We remain forever grateful.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/22/mollie-tibbetts-murder- suspect-makes-first-court-appearance-tibbetts-family-releases-

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