San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Erica Gallegos declined to say why. Her decision means 25-year-old Daniel Ortiz and 26-year-old Chanel Alicia Ortiz, both of Riverside, will be released from jail.
Their mother, 51-year-old Carmen Montenegro, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 63-year-old Samuel Wiggins Jr.
She was arrested after neighbors reported a woman pushing a trash can full of Wiggins’ body parts down an Ontario street.
Police arrested Montenegro’s children late Wednesday on suspicion of helping their mother dispose of the remains.
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