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L.A. man hands dead infant’s body to mother when she knocks on his front door

Algernon Rieux
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

In early April, Algernon Rieux, 26, was released from jail after serving only a portion of his one-year jail sentence having pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge. He and his wife, Jacqueline Montoya, 25, had what neighbors called a “tumultuous relationship.” Rieux’s mother showed up to his front door to make sure he made his morning court appearance; when he answered, he handed her the corpse of her 2-month-old grandson, Joshua. The shocking discovery on Thursday didn’t end there. Upon entering the South Los Angeles home, authorities found Montoya’s lifeless body in the bed.

When his mother asked, “What did you do?” he ran away. A suspect in the murders, Rieux is “still at large.”


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