Tibbetts suspect's lawyer: He's here legally

A document filed just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday by Rivera’s attorney calls into question Rivera’s immigration status.

The government is incorrectly promoting the idea that Rivera is not in Iowa legally, attorney Allen Richards of Tama said in a court document asking for a gag order in the case.

“Sad and sorry Trump has weighed in on this matter in national media which will poison the entire possible pool of jury members,” Richards wrote, referencing a statement from the president citing Tibbetts’ death as an example why “immigration laws are such a disgrace.”