IA v. BAHENA RIVERA (2021)

Cristhian Bahena Rivera is accused of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts while she was jogging in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Investigators say Tibbetts was killed during a struggle when Bahena Rivera attempted to abduct her. Her body was found in a cornfield a month after she went missing. Prosecutors say Bahena Rivera confessed to the crime after 11 hours of questioning, however his defense team argues "he was sleep deprived and susceptible to coercion." The defendant’s testimony also makes a shocking suggestion as to what happened that day.

  • STORMY DANIELS, THE PORN STAR WHO CATAPULTED HERSELF AND MICHAEL AVENATTI TO FAME WITH LAWSUITS AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, WILL HAVE A STARRING ROLE IN COURT BEGINNING MONDAY WHEN PROSECUTORS TRY TO PROVE THAT AVENATTI CHEATED HER OUT OF $300,000 IN BOOK PROCEEDS.  HER TESTIMONY WILL BE PIVOTAL FOR PROSECUTORS TRYING TO PROVE AVENATTI ENGAGED IN WIRE FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT TO KEEP FROM GIVING HIS CLIENT MONEY HE HAD RECEIVED FROM HER PUBLISHER      FELONY TERRORISTIC THREAT CHARGES HAVE BEEN DISMISSED AGAINST DISGRACED R&B SINGER R KELLY’S EX-MANAGER IN GEORGIA. JAMES MASON ALLEGEDLY CALLED KELLY’S EX-GIRLFRIEND JOYCELYN SAVAGE’S FATHER AND THREATENED TO DO HARM TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. MASON AND THE VICTIM BOTH AGREED TO SIGN PERMANENT PROTECTIVE ORDER TO PROHIBIT EACH OTHER FROM FUTURE CONTACT. THE CASE WAS CLOSED IN DECEMBER.     INVESTIGATORS IN CONNECTICUT HAVE ARRESTED A CITY OFFICIAL FOR MURDER AFTER A TENANT-LANDLORD DISPUTE. ELLEN WINK, 61, SHOT AND KILLED HER TENANT, 54-YEAR-OLD KURT LAMETTA, WHO RENTED A HOUSE FROM WINK OVER TWO YEARS. POLICE SAY WINK CALLED POLICE ABOUT A SHOOTING IN HER BUILDING. OFFICERS ARRIVED TO FIND LAMETTA SUFFERING FROM MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS. WINK, THE CITY’S DEPUTY REPUBLICAN REGISTRAR OF VOTERS, ALLEGEDLY CONFESSED TO THE SHOOTING, TELLING THEM LAMETTA WAS BEHIND ON HIS RENT.

IA v. BAHENA RIVERA (2021)