Jury Picked For Man’s Trial In 2018 Slaying Of Iowa Student

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury has been selected for the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with killing a University of Iowa student while she was out running in July 2018. Cristhian Bahena Rivera is accused in the death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in July 2018. Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday morning at the Scott County Courthouse. The trial is expected to last through next week. A prosecutor and Bahena Rivera’s defense lawyer chose the eight women and seven men from a pool of 183 prospective jurors after questioning them on their knowledge of the case, their opinions of his guilt and other subjects.