I can only hope that when the new District Attorney takes office that they dig deep into all of the unsolved murder files in Lancaster County. Below is a portion of a piece that ran on this site on June 1, 2018 (the original is here). Why did Stedman pull this unsolved murder out of his back pocket at this time? Of course it is politically expedient as he is running to be a judge – but is there more to his timing on this? I will look at that next week.
STEDMAN LIES & EVADES
From the LNP article by Dan Nephin, “7 takeaways: What led investigators to charge Olga Sanchez-Reyes’ husband with her death nearly a decade later?” (click here).
That is a lie, DA Stedman! LNP reporter Dan Nephin, why don’t you ask defense attorneys if they think the evidence is stronger and more convincing? How do you explain a nine year delay in making an arrest and filing murder charges? All three of his children came out today in support of him. They were there. They were almost killed and several were injured. And they do not believe their father killed their mother and tried to kill them. And the first thing I will do when he gets an attorney is send them my conversation with a person who was there at the first arson. That was not even mentioned yesterday. What are the odds of two arsons? The police did not lift a finger to solve that first arson even though a mother and her baby were almost killed. If they had lifted a finger, there is the possibility that Olga Sanchez-Reyes would be alive today. There will be much more coming…
THE FIRST ARSON – 2
Click here to read the above LNP article on the first arson which has never been solved.
THE FIRST ARSON
* What was not mentioned at all yesterday was a first arson a year-and-a-half before at a property owned by Olga Sanchez-Reyes and her husband.
On December 19, 2010, I went on Facebook messenger and asked a person involved in the first arson fire what happened. I received the below astonishing response. I verified a great deal of the information in the response.
Well, one of the tenants that lived in a room upstairs with her toddler had a completely psychotic ex-boyfriend who happened to her child’s father. Two nights before the fire the ex-boyfriend came over with his mom and they started bickering at the tenant about some nonsense in the living room. My mom went to go check what all thefuss what was about and apparently some threats were made by the ex-boyfriend directed to my mom and the tenant.
My mom called Olga and/or Carlos and they came over, called the police and the altercation was under control. I believe they actually left before the police arrived after having argued with Olga, Carlos, my mom and the tenant.I got home just as the police was leaving. My mom vaguely told me about what had happened and I just blew it off. I had a bad habit of leaving the back door to the kitchen open because I would go out to smoke.
My theory is and I’m not positive about this but I came home really late the night of the fire, around 3, I went to the backporch to smoke a joint to put me to bed and I may have left the back door open. Just as I was getting to bed I heard the floor cracking upstairs for about a minute figured it was the tenant getting a snack in the kitchen orsomething then suddenly I heard an explosion and the fire alarm go off. I got up my mom and ran out back to hear the tenant screaming at the top of her lungs from her bedroom window “my baby, my baby.” I grabbed a comforter took off around the block to see if I could be of assistance to the woman. Me and a neighbor held opposite sides of the blanket and she dropped the kid to safety.
The speculation of Carlos as the culprit of the arsons in my mind arekind of fruitless. I mean, allegedly investigators found that there was a trail of gasoline leading directly up to the other tenant’s room. Whoever did this wasn’t in search of some insurance money but genuinely wanted to see this woman and her daughter dead. The woman was an illegal immigrant and has since moved back to Nicaragua with her daughter according to my mother.
Now, my theory for the second arson don’t exactly put Carlos in the shoes of the man who light the match. Judging by brief conversations and overall body language he was a good family man, he really caredfor his children and he seemed rather pacifistic. Albeit I didn’t know him that well on a personal level. Even though Olga was kind of unbearable at times, I don’t see the motive to kill her much less risk the lives of their children for attempting murder in such an elaborate fashion.
I’ve recently spoken to my mom and she speculates that Olga knew about the tenant’s problems with her ex in detail and was bringing her suspicions of the initial fire to light. And that in an attempt to keep his name clean the tenant’s ex-boyfriend set up to have that house fried. Be sure to keep my name away from the article, I don’t want to be next, even though I’m in Brooklyn now and most certainly out of his reach. If you’re gonna write a new article about the information I gave you, please send me a link. I’d love to read it. Thank you very much for being one of the few real journalists around anymore and actually taking the time to dive deep and investigate.
NINE YEARS TO ARREST & CHARGE
According to everything District Attorney Craig Stedman said in yesterday’s press conference, within one month of her horrific murder, Olga Sanchez-Reyes’ husband, Carlos Montalvo-Rivera, should have been arrested and charged. With one exception, they had all the same information in that first month as they had yesterday. For nine years, Stedman kept her murder in his back pocket ready to pull out and announce an arrest on any given day. So why did he choose yesterday and what has he been doing for all these years? Please check back later today.