The lawyers for the accused murderer of Mollie Tibbetts want his trial moved to another county, where the minority is in the majority and he has a better chance of going free than he would in the county where he committed the murder.
Bahena-Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, told the police that he chased the girl down and assaulted her and he led them to her body, which makes me believe he is guilty. But, that’s just me. His lawyers claim that the people of Poweshiek County are biased against Hispanics.
I don’t know about that, but I’m sure they are biased against anyone who kills an innocent young girl.
In August 2018, Bahena-Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, was charged with Tibbetts’murder after police said he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman after her body was found in a cornfield in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary cities, as Breitbart News noted, and worked on a dairy farm using a stolen ID and Social Security card after allegedly crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as a child.
In a motion filed by Bahena-Rivera’s attorneys and obtained by the Des Moines Register, the illegal alien requests that the jury selection be moved out of Poweshiek County — where the alleged murder took place — to a county in Iowa with a larger Hispanic population.
“Without venue where a minority population is substantially represented, [Bahena-Rivera] cannot be fairly tried and any jury pool chosen will have to be stricken,” the motion states, asking that the illegal alien’s Mexican nationality be taken into consideration when picking a new county for jury selection.
Bahena-Rivera’s attorneys claim “a fair and impartial trial cannot be preserved with a jury selected from [Poweshiek] county,” due to alleged negative perceptions of the Hispanic community in the area, the attorneys write citing online comments from news stories with no verification of whether the commenters live in the county.