Florida’s attorney general weighs in on Nicole Montalvo’s case amid dispute between Ayala, sheriff
Neither suspects formally charged with murder
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida’s attorney general shared her opinion on the prosecution of a case involving a missing St. Cloud mother who was later found dead, saying that the apparent feud between the Osceola County sheriff and the local state attorney could result in a “miscarriage of justice.”
The letter from Attorney General Ashley Moody comes hours after Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s news conference Friday afternoon during which she said that Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson should have waited to make arrests in connection with 33-year-old Nicole Montalvo’s death until the investigation was complete.
“You and your office can review that press conference in its entirety, but it is safe to say that the dispute between Sheriff Gibson and State Attorney Ayala is now public, personal, and appears to be acrimonious. Such acrimony is not conducive to the administration of fair and effective justice,” Moody wrote in a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis.