Opening Arguments Set For Tuesday in the Case of a Man Accused of Killing His 3-Month-Old Daughter

Top Stories

A Bismarck man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter will now have his day in court.

Court was in session on Monday in Burleigh County for the trial of Jose Rivera-Rieffel. Jury selection took the entire day.

The 23-year-old is accused of killing his child by blunt force trauma to the head, just about two years ago now, in April of 2018.

Rivera-Rieffel was on probation at the time he’s accused of the murder. He was watching two children, despite having a No Contact Order placed against him.

This is not Rivera-Rieffel’s first charge for hurting a child. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to child abuse. Doctors and law enforcement, in that case, said Rivera-Rieffel caused injuries to a 3-week-old baby. The little girl was found to have two broken legs.

Ultimately, Rivera-Rieffel spent just 18 days behind bars for the 2017 case.

Opening arguments will begin on Tuesday for the 2018 murder of a child, with extreme indifference — a AA Felony. He also faces a child abuse charge against a victim under the age of 6 — a B Felony.

The trial is scheduled to last through next Wednesday, March 11.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Bowling Alley's

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bowling Alley's"

Calling 911

Thumbnail for the video titled "Calling 911"

Drive-In Service

Thumbnail for the video titled "Drive-In Service"

Help Line

Thumbnail for the video titled "Help Line"

KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 3/30

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 3/30"

Amber's Monday morning #OneMinuteForecast 3/30

Thumbnail for the video titled "Amber's Monday morning #OneMinuteForecast 3/30"

Monday forecast: Mostly sunny & 60s

Thumbnail for the video titled "Monday forecast: Mostly sunny & 60s"

Football

Thumbnail for the video titled "Football"

Rugby Basketball

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rugby Basketball"

Restaurant Take Out

Thumbnail for the video titled "Restaurant Take Out"

Mask Drive

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mask Drive"

MSU football on the grind

Thumbnail for the video titled "MSU football on the grind"

Blood Banks Help

Thumbnail for the video titled "Blood Banks Help"

Landlords & COVID-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Landlords & COVID-19"

Robert One Minute 3-29-20

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert One Minute 3-29-20"

Financial Bank Game

Thumbnail for the video titled "Financial Bank Game"

Airport Sees Decline

Thumbnail for the video titled "Airport Sees Decline"

Mohall Truck Drivers

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mohall Truck Drivers"

3D Library Printer

Thumbnail for the video titled "3D Library Printer"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Daily Pledge

More Daily Pledge