Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. He appeared in court today at Poweshiek District Court where he entered his plea.
Rivera is accused of stabbing Tibbetts to death in Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18. He has been arrested on $5million bond and charged with 1st degree murder.
Tibbetts body was found in August over a month after the University of Iowa student disappeared from Brooklyn, Iowa after going out for a jog.