DA Won’t Charge Adult Kids In Trash Can Body Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the two adult children of a Southern California woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death and dismembering his body.

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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  1. duh says:

    Obviously arrested to get the mom to confess, and that didn’t make her blink, so those 2 probably agreed to testify against her. Since they were never charged, they can actually be charged in the future if they decide to refuse to cooperate. Typical police work. Got the job done…

  2. MaskedMarvyl says:

    “She was arrested after neighbors reported a woman pushing a trash can full of Wiggins’ body parts down an Ontario street.”

    What, she couldn’t get the lid down on the can? Can you imagine what that must have looked like?

  3. Everyday Guy says:

    A whole family of illegal geniuses.

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