Man accused of killing estranged wife seeks release from jail

in St. Cloud News & Events


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The attorney for a man accused of killing his estranged wife says prosecutors have missed a deadline to formally file charges and her client should be released from jail.

Christopher Otero-Rivera was arrested on murder charges in October in connection with the death of Nicole Montalvo. According to investigators, her dismembered body was found on the property Rivera lived on with his parents.

Rivera’s father, Angel, and his mother, Wanda, have both been charged in connection with her murder, as well.

During a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Rivera’s attorney will ask a judge to free her client because the Office of the State Attorney did not officially charge Rivera with Montalvo’s murder within the 21 days she said is required by law.