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5/4/2013 12:18:00 PM
Montiel back in court Monday
Defense wants case sent back to grand jury or charges dismissed in murder case
Joseph Montiel
Joseph Montiel

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter

CAMP VERDE -- Joseph Montiel, charged with murdering his estranged wife, is back in court Monday. His attorneys have submitted a motion for remand back to the grand jury for new charge or dismissal of charges. A hearing is scheduled for that motion.

Such a motion is typical in capital cases and Judge Michael Bluff held the motion until the prosecution gave notice they would seek the death penalty.

Montiel is believed to have picked up Jamie Treakle Montiel when she bonded out of the jail on a misdemeanor failure-to-appear charge in August of last year.

Attorney's Rena Glitsos and Robyn Varcoe represent the accused. Montiel is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of kidnapping, tampering with a witness, abandoning or concealing a dead body and two counts of interfering with judicial proceedings.

Court documents show that the woman was stabbed in the chest and her body was left near an old mine shaft off the Old Cherry Road near the County Jail.

Montiel's truck was found abandoned nearby. A citizen search party led by Jamie's father discovered the truck and reported it to the Sheriff's Office. The woman's body was found shortly afterward.

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