The man accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts was in court Thursday (4/15) for the first time in over a year. Cristian Bahena Rivera attended a pretrial conference for his first degree murder trial. Rivera is accused of killing Tibbetts in her hometown of Brooklyn in July 2018. Bahena Rivera’s trial is scheduled to start May 17 in Davenport. The trial has been moved from Poweshiek County because of pretrial publicity.