Mollie Tibbett ‘s killer Cristhian Bahena Rivera has finally learned his fate. Judge Joel Yates revealed during today’s hearing in Iowa that Rivera in fact will die behind bars for his murder charge. Rivera was previously convicted in the unwarranted and vicious murder of Tibbett ‘s which rocked American headlines for months at the time.
“You, and you alone, forever changed the lives of those who loved Mollie Tibbetts,” the judge said “And for that, you and you alone will receive the following sentence.” He was reportedly ordered into immediate state custody where he will spend his remaining time on earth.
Rivera is understood to be an undocumented farmworker from Mexico. On top of his life sentence he is expected to pay Tibbett ‘s family $150,000 in restitution.