Iowa judge Joel Yates ruled that the state will pay a $3,200 stipend for an expert witness to help defend illegal immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who confessed to abducting and murdering 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in August 2018.
The expert witness was hired by Rivera’s lawyers to discredit the confession he gave to police, the Gazette reported.
During his confession, Rivera revealed where he buried Tibbetts after allegedly stabbing her to death. That’s how authorities were able to find Mollie’s body in an Iowa cornfield.
$3,200 only covers research: State will likely pay more for travel and testimony
The $3,200 only covers the forensic expert’s research. Rivera’s lawyers will file separate requests so that Iowa taxpayers can pay for the expert witness’ travel and testimony at trial.
“The expert can provide insight on interrogation techniques and analytical investigative methods given the ‘length, context, language barriers and other factors involved in the police interrogation.’
The stipend is required for the expert to begin looking into those issues but doesn’t cover costs of testimony at trial or travel expenses. The defense will make separate requests for those funds if necessary.”
This is why illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers $116 billion every single year. But Democrats refused to give President Trump $5 billion to build a border wall that could have kept Mollie Tibbetts’ murderer out.
Illegal alien qualifies for legal aid because he’s unemployed
Amazingly, Iowa taxpayers must foot the bill for Cristhian Rivera’s legal defense — even though he’s in the country illegally — since he qualifies for public legal aid because he’s indigent.
Iowa state prosecutor Scott Brown called the attempts to discredit Rivera’s confession ridiculous. Police used a Spanish-speaking interpreter when they questioned Rivera, and the police officers who conducted follow-up interviews were fluent in Spanish.
“The defendant never indicated a lack of understanding or any question due to a language barrier at either the farm or the sheriff’s office,” Brown said in a legal motion.
Mollie’s killer illegally snuck across the US border
Mollie Tibbetts’ murder spotlights once again why illegal immigration needs to be addressed and a border wall must be built.
Like tens of thousands of other illegal aliens, Mollie’s murderer snuck into the United States by hopping across our porous borders.
Black professor: Mollie was ‘just’ a white girl
Liberals have downplayed Mollie Tibbetts’ murder because it hurts their agenda to allow hordes of illegal aliens into the United States so the Democrat Party could increase its voting bloc.
Christina Greer, a professor of “black ethnic politics” at Fordham University, flippantly dismissed Mollie as just “a girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about.”
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) August 22, 2018
P.S. – It’s not “just” white people who are murdered by illegal aliens. They also kill countless minorities.
Illegals also murder many police officers, who put their lines on the life to keep you and me safe.
Blue Lives Matter. My son, Sgt Brandon Mendoza. EOW 5/12/14. Mesa, Arizona Police Department. Killed by a repeat illegal alien criminal ??? pic.twitter.com/B9BGtLvLB1
— Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza ⭐️ (@mamendoza480) March 21, 2019
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) January 21, 2018
Wanting to curb illegal immigration is not a race-based issue. Many Latinos support a border wall and want an end to illegal immigration.
I'm a Hispanic-American and I do NOT want illegal aliens in our country bringing their drugs & crime.
Kate Steinle died in her dad’s arms after being shot to death by a 5-time-deported illegal alien in a sanctuary city.
Obama's failure to protect our borders is what killed Kate
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 1, 2017
But wait — there’s more: Rivera’s lawyer filed a motion to have his trial moved to a county where there are fewer white people.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera is in jail on a $5 million bail. His trial is set for September 3.
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