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This will be updated as more reactions come out:

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson: “Mollie Tibbetts’s death was absolutely tragic, and my heart has been with her family during this unimaginably difficult time. I believe justice was served in this case and hope the Tibbetts family can find closure. We have to work to ensure that no other family endures what the Tibbetts family has gone through.

Senator Joni Ernst: “Mollie Tibbetts’ murder was a heartbreaking tragedy. Today, justice was rightly served. We must do all we can to ensure senseless acts like this don’t happen again. God bless the Tibbetts family.”

Senator Chuck Grassley: “Iowans’ hearts broke when Mollie Tibbetts was murdered by an undocumented immigrant in 2018 2day the murderer was found guilty & justice was served for a senseless act of violence that took a young life God bless Mollie & her family/friends.”

Governor Reynolds: “My heart goes out to Mollie’s family for having to endure the pain and suffering that resulted from this horrific murder. I pray that today’s verdict will not just bring justice but some sense of closure to her family and the community. There is no bringing Mollie back, but her memory will continue to live on through the happiness she brought to all who knew her.”  

Author: Jacob Hall