Indictment have been filed in the felony murder, abuse of a body and tampering evidence charges against Christopher Otero-Rivera and Angel Rivera, the estranged husband and father-in-law of Nicole Montalvo who Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives charged in her October 2019 murder.
The Osceola County Clerk of Courts has not yet released the details of the indictments to its public records website.
Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson is expected to make a statement today at 5 p.m.
Otero-Rivera, who was being held in jail on a misdemeanor violation of a protective order charge, is listed to have a court date on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. in front of Ninth Circuit Judge Jon B. Morgan. Rivera had bonded out of jail, since the state did not file murder charges in a timely manner, but he wound up back in jail after violating the conditions of his bond by returning to his home, one of the crime scenes Montalvo’s remains were found.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has already taken the case from Ninth District State Attorney Aramis Ayala, and assigned it to the Fifth District’s Brad King.