Reinaldo Rivera

Reinaldo Rivera’s case has continued to be appealed since his January 2004 conviction and death sentence for the rape and murder of 21-year-old Army Sgt. Marni Glista.

Although Rivera stood trial only for Glista’s death on Sept. 9, 2000, he confessed to the rapes and slayings of Melissa Dingess on July 17, 1999; Tiffany S. Wilson on Dec. 4, 1999; and Tabitha Bosdell on June 29, 2000. The victims were 17 when they crossed Rivera’s path.

An Augusta 18-year-old was to be Rivera’s fifth victim on Oct. 10, 2000, but she survived the sexual assault, strangulation and stabbing.

Rivera confessed to the crimes and led sheriff’s investigators to the remains of Dingess in Aiken County and Bosdell in Columbia County.

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Roundtree, GRU professor to discuss serial killer case on TV

On Thursday, the Reinaldo Rivera case will be the feature of an episode of "Southern Fried Homicide," which runs on Investigation Discovery.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal fails

Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rivera files federal appeal

The final round of appeals has begun for convicted murderer and death row inmate Reinaldo Rivera.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Serial killer continues appeal

A judge ruled that serial killer Reinaldo Rivera was competent and allowed him to proceed with his appeal of habeas corpus.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Courts deliberate killer's competency

An order by the Georgia Supreme Court to conduct a mental evaluation of serial killer Reinaldo Rivera is under review.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, July 1, 2012

Attorneys feel strain from major cases

The challenge with death penalty cases is in large part because defense attorneys are planning for two trials.
By Kyle Martin | Sunday, April 22, 2012

Letter: Forgiving the unrepentant is immoral

Reinaldo Rivera has confessed to the rape and murder of four women in the CSRA and appealed his death sentence.
By Richard E. Hogue | Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

Murderer appealing sentence

The death sentence appeal of convicted rapist and murderer Reinaldo Rivera moved to the Georgia Supreme Court where a decision to review his request for habeas corpus should be issued by the end ...
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Survivor of serial killer's attack faces drug charges

Christilee Barton, who helped authorities track down serial murderer Reinaldo Rivera, was jailed Wednesday on drug charges in Aiken.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

Inmates on death row await their fate

Four men sentenced to die for Augusta-area murders continue to slog through the state's justice system as they await their fate.
By Adam Folk | Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Tuesday execution in '94 slaying is coming quicker than most

Most Georgia death sentences take longer to carry out, records show.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

The long wait to die

ATLANTA --- There are more than 3,000 inmates awaiting execution nationally, but only 40 or so are executed across the country in a typical year.
By Walter C. Jones | Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Highest court rejects McClain's death appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from an Augusta man who has been on death row for 14 years.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

'Disarray' at officer's home detailed

A tape-recorded interview with serial killer Reinaldo Rivera and a 911 call recording from one of his victims were among the police documents and evidence a Richmond County sheriff's investigator ...
By Adam Folk | Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Unmarked, unclaimed items sit in police property room

There are rows and rows of bicycles in the Richmond County sheriff's property room.
By Adam Folk | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Murdered soldier's family continues scholarship fund

Marni Glista fell prey to a serial killer in Augusta nearly eight years ago, but her family is committed to making sure something good comes out of the tragedy.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Family incites Rivera appeal

Convicted serial killer Reinaldo Rivera has opted to continue an appeal of his death sentence.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rivera's execution appeal denied

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld Reinaldo Rivera's conviction and death sentence Monday.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Attorney's goal is to help those in trouble

As passionate as Jacque Hawk is about practicing law, he still doesn't hesitate a 10th of a second before picking baseball as his first love.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, April 16, 2007

Rivera appeal argues illness

EATONTON, Ga. - It could take up to four months for the Georgia Supreme Court to rule on arguments heard Wednesday surrounding the appeal of the 2005 death sentence of convicted serial rapist and ...
By Marla Pretty | Thursday, March 1, 2007
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