Thursday, November 14th: *Suppression Hearing continues (@ 9am CT) – IA – Mollie Cecilia Tibbetts (20) (July 18, 2018, Brooklyn; found Aug. 21, 2018) – *Cristhian Bahena Rivera aka John Budd (24) arrested (8/21/18), charged (8/22/18) & arraigned (9/19/18) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $5M cash only bond. ICE logged an immigration detainer on Rivera. Confessed to killing Mollie. Trial set to begin on 2/4/20 (should last about 6 to 8 days). Trial moved from Poweshiek County to Woodbury County. Court hearings from 8/22/18 thru 10/22/19 reference post #400 here: Found Deceased - IA - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, Poweshiek County, 19 Jul 2018 *Arrest* #47 10/24/19 Update: The state agreed with the defense that any statements Rivera made between 11:30 p.m. and 5:50 a.m. should be suppressed, but argued that the prosecution should have the right to use any of the statements made at that time to rebut testimony. Suppression hearing on 11/13. Trial will start on 2/4/20. 11/13/19 Update: Poweshiek County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Kivi took the witness stand. He testified that he couldn't communicate with Rivera due to a language barrier, but someone else was able to translate. DCI Agent Trent Vileta testified that he was present for Rivera's interview with police. He said they had a fluent Spanish speaker from the Iowa City Police Dept help conduct the interview to prevent anything from getting "lost in translation." Officer Pamela Romero testified Wednesday that she tried to read Rivera his Miranda warnings from memory during the Aug. 20, 2018, interrogation. She said she didn’t realize until much later that she had inadvertently failed to warn him that his statements could be used against him in court. DCI Special Agent Scott Green testified that Rivera could have left the Sheriff's Office at any time before his arrest. Judge is hearing arguments over whether evidence against Cristhian Bahena Rivera should be thrown out. Hearing continues on 11/14.