Illegal Alien Says He ‘Blocked’ Memory of Murdering Mollie Tibbetts

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The illegal alien charged with murdering 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts claims he “blocked” his memory of the killing, revealing a glimpse into what the suspect’s defense will be in the murder trial.

Last month, law enforcement officials announced that Tibbetts’ body was found in a cornfield in her rural hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa after she was last seen jogging on July 18.

Illegal alien Cristhian Bahena-Rivera, a 24-year-old from Mexico, has been charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death after police say he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary cities, as Breitbart News noted, and an initial autopsy report revealed that Bahena-Rivera allegedly stabbed Tibbetts to death.

According to a new Iowa state police report, disclosed by the Des Moines Register, Bahena-Rivera says he followed Tibbetts while she was jogging. When Tibbetts said she would call the police if the illegal alien continued to follow her, he said he “panicked and got mad.”

That’s when Bahena-Rivera said he “blocked” his “memory,” which the police report stated is what the illegal alien “does when he gets very upset.”

Bahena-Rivera says he does not “remember anything” of the murder.

The police report is a look into what the illegal alien’s defense team may be planning to use as an explanation in the murder trial. The defense would mean that the illegal alien is not mentally capable of being able to conclude before the Tibbetts murder that he intended to kill the young woman, a claim that the defense hopes will get him off the hook for the first-degree murder charge.

As Breitbart News reported this week, Bahena-Rivera has been given $5,000 in U.S. taxpayer dollars to hire an independent investigative team to fight the murder charges against him. The illegal alien’s defense attorneys say their client has a “constitutional right” to use taxpayer money to fight the charges, Breitbart News reported.

Bahena-Rivera is being held on a $5 million cash bond. A trial date has yet to be set in the murder case.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.  

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