IA - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, Poweshiek County, 19 Jul 2018 *Arrest* #35

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  1. Seattle1

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  2. BetzC

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    My understanding is that if he is convicted he will be subjected to DNA tests and the results of those tests would determine if he would be placed on a sex offenders registry. Must be standard protocol for a felony conviction and standard for the judge to inform a defendant of that process.
     
  3. Cardinal47

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    I think that attorney is a volunteer! Nobody's paying him!
     
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    The autopsy was supposed to be today
     
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    Cardinal47 Well-Known Member

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    If he assaulted other young girls they might not have reported him scared of being deported!
     
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    That's the impression that I have too.
     
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    Link, please.
     
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    CR could have consulted an attorney, even phoned one in Mexico (much less expensive), prior to going to court with Allen Richards, Esq. today. He didn't seem all that surprised by anything translated for him and had no questions.
     
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    Ahhh, I see. I have heard the lawyer is doing it for publicity but I honestly don't know if that's true!

    The translator is actually a benefit for both sides. This prevents CR from doing anything slimey, like arguing he can't be held culpable to things he said because he "didn't understand properly." It's making sure that doesn't happen.
     
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  10. Alethea

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    Hi! I don't believe he "blacked out" but I don't think it would matter legally anyway. If you kill someone while you're drunk, it's not a defense that you were drunk. You are still legally responsible. It doesn't matter if he doesn't remember what he did, as long as the state can prove he did it.

    I think this case is very different from Casey Anthony's case in that CR led LE to Mollie's body. There is very compelling evidence that he was the last person to see Mollie, and he caused her death. Confessions are admissions against interest and they are usually allowed in as evidence. People don't confess to things that aren't true. You hear wild stories about disturbed people making false confessions but it's extremely rare.
     
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    They may well know preliminary probable COD tonight. Any specific drug, dna, assault diagnostics etc can take 2-6 weeks. But I would hope the preliminary internal and external is complete. For example if there was a gaping head injury with bleeding into the surrounding area. That would give an indication she died after being hit with say a rock or a gun.

    If he drugged her——those tests are sent to a professional lab and take upto 6 weeks.
     
  12. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    Of course not. I was simply asking a question.
     
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    Surely not. I wonder who is paying for his lawyer ?
     
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    I saw that. It looked like a compression sleeve of some type to me.
     
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    Pepper spray would have been a great option as well. I don't ever think of that stuff, I just think guns, but I shoot on a regular basis and they are a "normal" thing in my home. but yes, I wish that poor girl had something with her!! Bless her heart
     
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    I think he did, I saw that too
     
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    I agree, the more I think about it, he probably used his car to hit her, then stopped and threw her in the trunk. I don't believe his words either, why would we.
     
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    ExpectingUnicorns . . . only the pure of heart can see.

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    And, oh please Lord, don't let him claim his "blackout" was caused by some type of PTSD. It would denigrate the diagnoses of gazillions of our wounded warriors ~ two of which would be my children.
     
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    marking my spot
     
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    Why does he need a translator when he CLEARLY understood
    Mollie saying she was going to call the cops?
    After all, isn’t that why he said he blacked out...he was angry at WHAT SHE SAID?
     
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    I just had the chance to watch todays's court appearance. I have to say I really like the sheriff in the background with his side eye look of anger/disgust. And could not help but think the court appointed translater was not happy she had to work with CR. I know everyone is entitled to a fair trial and I want this guy to have one so there is not any chance of an appeal but I was grateful for those two who represented the anger and disgust felt around the world for poor Mollie!!
     
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