Why Was a Sleep Deprivation Expert Used in a Murder Trial?

The Iowa attorneys representing a man accused of murder are requesting the court to allow the testimony of a sleep deprivation expert during the trial. 

Prosecutors trying the case against the man who allegedly killed Mollie Tibbetts filed a motion in district court stating that the State didn’t oppose the request for a sleep deprivation expert witness. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18, 2018, from Brooklyn, Iowa. The 20-year-old college student disappeared after going for a run. Her body was found four weeks later on August 21st in a rural Poweshiek County cornfield. Investigators said she was stabbed to death.  

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