The St. Cloud man accused of having a role in his daughter-in-law’s October death has bonded out of the Osceola County Jail, after the amount of his bond was reduced earlier this week.
Angel Rivera left the jail Monday night on a $170,000 bond. TV crews showed him getting into a waiting vehicle with his headed shrouded in a coat. He was originally held on $350,000 bond, but a judge lowered that amount based on the charges he was being held on.
He was arrested Oct. 29 after a week-long investigation into the death of Nicole Montalvo, a St. Cloud mother, and the estranged wife of his son, Christopher Otero-Rivera. Montalvo’s body was found on nearby property Rivera owned.
Both were charged in her murder, but the Ninth District State Attorney’s Office did not formally file charges in a timely manner, and a judge dropped those charges.
While Otero-Rivera remains jailed on no bond on a count of violating a domestic violence protection order, Rivera remained held in custody on new state charges of abusing a dead body and failure to report a death, but a judge last week decided that the $350,000 bond was too high for Rivera to be held on those particular charges.
On Oct. 23, records show Montalvo dropped off her son with her father (Otero-Rivera) and in-laws (Angela and Wanda Rivera). She never picked him up from school and was never seen alive again. All of those family members, as well as Nicholas Rivera, Otero-Rivera’s brother, were arrested for involvement in Montalvo’s death and released on bond; Otero-Rivera remains held.