The court case for three family members linked to the murder of a St. Cloud mother has been postponed to September.
The Nicole Montalvo murder case had been scheduled to begin Aug. 24, but has been moved to Sept. 29, according to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court records.
Christopher Otero-Rivera and Angel Rivera have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Montalvo. Christopher is Montalvo’s ex-hunband, while angel was her father in-law.
Wanda Rivera has been charged with being an accessory, evidence tampering and lying to law enforcement. She was Montalvo’s mother in law, and was arrested in May.
The men were arrested in October after investigators found Montalvo’s remains on the grounds of Angel’s St. Cloud home, where Christopher was also living.
The discovery at the Hixon Avenue property came about a week after Montalvo went missing. Her body was discovered about a week after the young mother disappeared.
“Nicole was killed and her body was cut into pieces and then buried by Angel and Christopher,” according to the arrest affidavit. But exactly how she was killed and who did it were not included the affidavit.