Prosecutors to argue why husband of murdered mother should stay in jail

in St. Cloud News & Events


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A court date has been set in the showdown over whether the estranged husband of a woman found murdered should be allowed to walk out of jail.

Investigators arrested Christopher Otero Rivera for the murder of his wife, Nicole Montalvo, in October.

She was last seen alive one month ago on the property Rivera lived on with his family, according to investigators.

Sheriff Russ Gibson said his team found human remains on the land, and they later identified them as Montalvo’s.

He said she was dismembered.

According to court records, Rivera’s attorney filed a motion this week asking a judge to free her client because the Office of the State Attorney has not officially charged Rivera with Montalvo’s murder within the 21 days she said is required by law.