Cristhian Bahena Rivera's statement to state police that he "blocked" his memory after confronting Mollie Tibbetts along a rural road could point to a legal defense based on his mental state, experts say — if there is evidence to back up the claim.
Bahena Rivera, 24, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student from Brooklyn . Police said Bahena Rivera claimed to have followed Tibbetts while she was jogging in Brooklyn and "panicked and got mad" when she said she would call police.
"He then 'blocked' his 'memory' which is what he does when he gets very upset," a criminal complaint states. "And doesn't remember anything after that until he came to at an intersection." Full story HERE