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Crime Prosecutors want chance to cross examine Rivera in evidence hearing

22:35  07 november  2019
22:35  07 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

  Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, was condemned for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz. Prosecutors said Hall killed Billhartz, 29, with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and then buried her body in the New Mexico desert. Hall has been on death row since being sentenced in 2005. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Prosecutors in the Cristhian Bahena Rivera murder trial say they want a chance to cross examine him during a hearing next week.

a close up of a man: Christian Bahena Rivera© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Christian Bahena Rivera

Rivera is charged with murdering college student Mollie Tibbetts, then hiding her body in a cornfield.

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Rivera's lawyers requested a hearing for next week, saying Rivera's confession and evidence derived from it should be suppressed because he wasn't read his complete rights.

Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

  Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local): 6:42 p.m. A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. The 38-year-old Hall was condemned for the October 2002 killing of 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz.Prosecutors say Hall strangled Billhartz with an extension cord from his El Paso drug house and buried her body in the New Mexico desert.

In a court brief filed Wednesday, prosecutors say Rivera intends to testify by affidavit and not in person.

That would prevent prosecutors from cross examining Rivera's claims.

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Bahena Rivera evidence hearing ends after 2 days of testimony .
A judge will decide whether evidence against Cristhian Bahena Rivera should be thrown out. Rivera is accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts and hiding her body in a corn field in 2018. His attorneys say the confession was coerced. They argue officers did not read Rivera all of his legal rights during the interrogation. Sign up for our Newsletters THURSDAY TESTIMONY KCCI's Alex Schuman has been in the courtroom providing updates on Twitter. TheRivera is accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts and hiding her body in a corn field in 2018. His attorneys say the confession was coerced. They argue officers did not read Rivera all of his legal rights during the interrogation.

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