A man was recently accused of having murdered his wife and baby boy in their home in South Los Angeles. According to the authorities, the bodies of both wife and son were found inside a home and the man is regarded as the prime suspect in the two slayings.
On Thursday, the 4th of June 2015, the bodies of Jacquline Montoya Rieux, aged 26 and her baby boy, Joshua Rieux, who was only 2 months old, were found in a home in the 11100 block of South Normandie Avenue.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated that the victims were killed but they were neither shot or stabbed. However, they have not yet released the cause of death nor any other details regarding whether the person who killed them used any weapons.
However, the detectives said that Jacquline Rieux’s husband, Algernon Rieux , who is also the boy’s father, is the main suspect in the double murder.
The investigators said that Algernon Rieux’s mother came by to see her son at about 8.00 a.m. on Thursday. She did not tell him that she was planning to visit. She came to his home to make sure he would attend a court meeting that was due that morning. When she got to the apartment door, her son was acting strange and handed her the body of his 2-month-old son. Afterwards, when she asked him what he had done, he ran away.
The woman was still trying to perform CPR to her grandson when the deputies arrived at the scene and she was crying for help. Both the baby and his mother were pronounced dead.
Algernon Rieux, who is considered dangerous, possibly suicidal, bipolar and has a history of domestic violence, fled the scene and remained at large until 3:00 a.m. on Friday. The authorities got a tip from various leads that led them to Rieux’s hiding place.
He was taken into police custody without incidents. Other details of the murder are to be released later on.
It seems that Jacquline and Algernon had a difficult relationship before the incident. They were married for less than two years but he would often display violence towards her. Neighbors said he once threw her out of the house when she was still pregnant.
Rieux also spent a few months in jail for having choked his wife. He was released a couple of months ago.
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