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June 9, 2015: Man Charged with Killing Wife and Newborn Son

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Two capital murder charges were filed today against a 26-year-old man accused of killing his wife and their nearly two-month-old baby, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Hyunah Suh said Algernon Fitzgerald Rieux (dob 2/14/89) of Los Angeles faces two counts of murder with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders in case YA092533.

Rieux is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Inglewood Branch.

The bodies of Joshua Eli-King Rieux and his mother, Jacqueline Montoya, 25, were discovered on June 4 inside their apartment on the 11000 block of South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, Suh said.

The prosecutor will request that Algernon Rieux remain in custody without bail.

The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. The decision whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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