Iowa taxpayers have been billed more than $12,000 thus far to provide a full-time court translator to illegal alien Cristhian Bahena Rivera, accused of murdering 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts in Brooklyn, Iowa last year.

On March 27, Breitbart News reporter John Binder reported about how the illegal alien charged with brutally murdering an American citizen and Iowa college student, Mollie Tibbetts, was being moved to a more Hispanic populated area. The man on trial for her murder is 25-year-old Bahena Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico. He was charged with her murder after police said he confessed to the crime.

Tibbetts July 18 disappearance set off a massive search involving state and federal authorities.

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Rivera led investigators early Tuesday to a body believed to be Tibbetts in a cornfield about 12 miles southeast of Brooklyn, Iowa, where Tibbetts was last seen running, Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Rick Rahn said.

“I can’t speak about the motive. I can just tell you that it seemed that he followed her, seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day, for whatever reason he chose to abduct her,” Rahn told reporters at a news conference outside the sheriff’s office in Montezuma, where Rivera was being jailed.

The news that the highly publicized and gruesome crime was allegedly committed by a person in the country illegally drew immediate outrage. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, said: “As Iowans, we are heartbroken, and we are angry.”

“We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can to bring justice to Mollie’s killer,” she said in a statement.

Investigators said they zeroed in on Rivera after obtaining footage from surveillance cameras in Brooklyn. The footage showed a Chevy Malibu connected to Rivera that was driving back and forth as Tibbetts was running in the area, Rahn said.

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An affidavit attached to the criminal complaint against Rivera alleged that he admitted to investigators he got out of his car and started running alongside Tibbetts.

Tibbetts grabbed her phone and said she was going to call the police. The affidavit says Rivera panicked and then said he blacked out. Rivera next remembers seeing her earphones on his lap, and taking her bloody body out of the trunk of his car, it said.

“The defendant further described during the interview that he dragged Tibbetts on foot from his vehicle to a secluded location in a cornfield,” the affidavit said.

Investigators said they had earlier searched the area for Tibbetts but didn’t find her, noting the body was covered by corn stalks when recovered early Tuesday.

Rahn said that Rivera was cooperating with investigators and speaking with the help of a translator. He said an autopsy would be performed on the body Wednesday by the state medical examiner’s office, which would assist investigators in understanding whether Tibbetts had been assaulted or tried to fight him off.-GVWire

During their investigation, law enforcement discovered that Rivera lied to his employer about who he was, using fake documents that didn’t belong to him to obtain a job on the dairy farm where he worked for the last four years.

In addition to paying to house, feed and provide health care for the Mollie Tibbetts murder suspect, Bahena Rivera, taxpayers are also paying for his translator. Should Iowa taxpayers have to pay for the costs required to care for and defend a person who had no business being in the United States in the first place? Should they have to provide legal counsel and translator services for an illegal alien who stole the life of a beautiful young American girl? Should the Democrat Party start a fund to help pay the costs of illegal aliens who get caught in their crimes?

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