Sodus murder suspect wants look at police video, new lawyer

The man accused of murdering a woman and her baby in Wayne County, appeared in court Thursday morning and made multiple requests. Alberto Reyes wants to see his full interrogation video and he also wants a new attorney.

Wayne County deputies say he killed his girlfriend Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son Owen. The two disappeared from a farm off Joy Road in Sodus in May 2018. They had been living with Reyes in farm housing there.

Hidalgo-Calderon’s body was found a week later in some woods. Hundreds of officials searched the Sodus farm and surrounding areas for 12 consecutive days before suspending the search in that area, though continued to look for the child. The toddler’s remains were found at the same farm in October.

In December, Reyes was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence. Early on, investigators said he admitted to burying Hidalgo-Calderon’s body but did not admit killing her. The sheriff and district attorney have said they have him on camera moving the bodies. Reyes is still facing federal charges accusing him of re-entering the country illegally.

He is due back in court on March 18 for another Huntley hearing. Both sides will hear evidence and determine what will be allowed during the trial. The judge will look into whether Reyes was Mirandized and interrogated correctly. It will also look at information pulled from a cell-phone, and if that information was obtained legally.

Court documents detail the DNA and digital evidence collected from the murder scene of a young mother and her baby son.

In a conversation documented by an officer, Selena’s mother stated that Reyes sent her a text on May 18 saying, “Selena left the state because she had to go to court in June and she did not want to go.” The hearing was for her immigration status as Selena was seeking asylum.

That text was sent to her mom three days after she had last heard from her daughter.

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