Appeals court upholds $350,000 bond set for Osceola man accused in daughter-in-law’s slaying

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The man accused in the death of his 33-year-old daughter-in-law will remain held on a $350,000 bail in Osceola County after a motion filed to lower the bond amount was denied in appeals court this week.

Investigators said they found the dismembered remains of Nicole Montalvo in late October near the home her estranged husband shared with his family. She was first reported missing after she didn’t pick up her son from school, leading to a massive search near the St. Cloud property.

Montalvo’s father-in-law, Angel Luis Rivera, was arrested on Oct. 29 on a murder charge in connection with her death. However, on Dec. 5 a judge ruled Rivera could be released from jail on that charge because the state failed to officially file the first-degree murder charge within 33 days of his arrest.