Suspect in Tibbetts murder wants trial moved for diversity

first_imgMONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts wants to have his trial moved to a more diverse county.The 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s lawyers filed a motion Friday asking that the trial be moved out of Poweshiek County, so there can be more minority representation in the jury pool.Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa. Investigators recovered her body a month later in a cornfield. A medical examiner has said Tibbetts was stabbed to death.Rivera is a Mexican national who has been accused of being in the country illegally. He worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where Tibbetts disappeared.last_img read more

Pingoy downplays record-setting performance in win over FEU

first_imgPhoto by TristanAdamson guard Jerie Pingoy had just set the single game assists and steals record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, but he was quick to defer his success to his teammates’ play.Pingoy orchestrated the Soaring Falcons’ offense in their 95-79 win over Far Eastern University as he finished with 10 points, 10 assists, and three steals with the two latter figures the highest marks in the tournament so far.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES NU gains finals, outlasts Arellano in grueling comeback win “I’m just going to do my job, my role as a point guard,” said Pingoy in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’ll just do the little things, and it’s a good thing my teammates made their shots so the credit goes to them.”READ: Adamson blasts FEU, takes solo third FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPingoy terrorized FEU’s defense with pinpoint passing, most of which went to Jerrick Ahanmisi who had 17 points in the game, nine coming off from beyond the arc.The point guard’s spirited play allowed the Falcons to establish their dominance as early as the first quarter when they took a 21-8 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson’s lead eventually ballooned to 61-40 by the break.Pingoy added he wanted to repay the trust his coaches gave him when he got the starting point guard job.“My spot in the starting lineup is not a permanent one,” said Pingoy as his team ended the first round at third seed with a 5-2 record. “I still have to work harder in the future because everyone in the lineup deserves a starting spot.”“I’m just happy to be named as a starter and I’ll do everything what the coaches tell me.”ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more