Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release


January 31, 2020
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150

STATEMENT: Attorney General Moody’s Statement on the Appointment of a Special Prosecutor in the Nicole Montalvo Murder Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued the following statement thanking Governor Ron DeSantis for appointing a special prosecutor in the Nicole Montalvo murder case:

“Today, Governor DeSantis took bold action to ensure fair and effective justice in the Nicole Montalvo murder case, and I would like to thank the Governor for taking my request and the concerns of the victim’s family seriously.

“As a former judge and prosecutor, I was unsettled by the situation in Osceola County and feared it was escalating in a manner not conducive to the ends of justice. With the appointment of State Attorney Brad King, I am encouraged that the Montalvo family will receive the justice they deserve.”