Cristhian Bahena Rivera is led into a courtroom for his initial appearance on Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts. Photo: AP

US police say suspect in killing of student Mollie Tibbetts is an illegal immigrant. The case is a political firestorm

After the arrest of Mexican Cristhian Rivera, US President Donald Trump was quick to link the killing to immigration laws, calling them a ‘disgrace’

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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is led into a courtroom for his initial appearance on Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts. Photo: AP
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