Posted on May 24, 2021

Mollie Tibbetts Trial: Illegal Alien’s Alleged Murder Confession Revealed

John Binder, Breitbart, May 20, 2021

A former law enforcement officer detailed to an Iowa jury on Thursday the alleged murder confession of the illegal alien charged with murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in July 2018.

In August 2018, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 25-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was charged with the murder of Mollie Tibbetts after police said he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman.

Following a nationwide search, Tibbetts’ body was found in a cornfield in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa surrounded by sanctuary cities, Breitbart News reported. He worked on a dairy farm using a stolen ID and Social Security card after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at 17-years-old.

On the second day of the trial, former officer Pamela Romero was called to the witness stand by the prosecution and explained Bahena Rivera’s alleged murder confession to her.


Bahena Rivera, the transcript states, confirmed that it was his Chevy Malibu he was driving in surveillance footage that was taken near the location where Tibbetts was last seen jogging. He also noted in the transcript that he saw a woman jogging and repeatedly circled back to where she was, describing her as “attractive” and “hot.”

Later, when officers were taken to the cornfield where Tibbetts’ body was found, Romero said Bahena Rivera began confessing to murdering Tibbets {snip}

According to Romero, Bahena Rivera waived his Miranda Rights in order to speak with her. From there, the transcript states that Bahena Rivera confessed to seeing Tibbetts jogging three times on the route where video footage shows him repeatedly circling back in his vehicle.

Then, Romero said Bahena Rivera told her that he parked his car, ran up to Tibbetts, and she attempted to slap him and said she would call the police if he did not get away from her. Bahena Rivera, according to the transcript, said he “got angry” and told Romero he “blacked out.”

Eventually, the transcript states that Bahena Rivera said he next remembered looking down at Tibbetts’ headphones in his lap while driving his Chevy Malibu, and that is when he remembered that he had put Tibbetts’ body in the trunk of his car.


{snip} When asked if he ever thought about the incident while the community was searching for Tibbetts, Romero said Bahena Rivera told her “I didn’t think about it” and that he had blocked it out of his memory.