Man accused in Osceola County mother’s slaying bonds out of jail

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The man accused of playing a role in his daughter-in-law’s death posted bail Monday after more than two months in the Osceola County Jail.

Angel Luis Rivera walked out of the Osceola County Jail Monday after a judge reduced his bond amount last week. He was arrested on Oct. 29 in connection with 33-year-old Nicole Montalvo’s death.

Montalvo’s dismembered remains were found in October near Rivera’s property — the home her estranged husband, Christopher Otero-Rivera, shared with his family.

Jail records show Rivera faces charges of capital murder, abuse of a dead body, failure to report a death and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His bail was previously set at $350,000. On Friday, the judge granted the motion to reduce Rivera’s bail from $350,000 to $170,000, which would require $17,000 to post bail.

Montalvo’s father-in-law, Rivera, was initially 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. Nearly three months later, he has not been formally charged with her murder.