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Hector Montoya, also known as El Rey (Eng: The King), is the Main antagonist of Season 3 of Criminal Case.

Serving as the leader of the Main Antagonistic Faction of the season, SOMBRA, He first presents himself as an Goodwill ambassador from Columbia aiding the Player and the Bureau, However, during the last cases of Season 3, it is revealed that he had been the Leader of SOMBRA With the ambition for taking over the entire world.


Hector is the 49-year-old goodwill ambassador for South American teams in the Olympics. He has green eyes, a wig with short black and gray hair, a scar over his left eye, a black mustache, and freckles on both of his cheeks. Underneath the wig, he has multiple scars on his scalp.

In his first appearance, he dons a sand-colored suit with an Olympics badge over a white-collared shirt. It is known that Hector drinks caipirinha.

In his second appearance, Hector's wig has been combed in a neater manner and he wears a dark blue jacket with white sleeves and a white maple leaf design, along with a red scarf draped around his shoulders with the word "CANADA" on it. It is discovered that he eats poutine, uses eye drops, and knows lock picking.

In his quasi-suspect appearance, Hector wears a prison uniform and his scars have slightly healed.

Events of Criminal Case

Cheaters Never Win

Hector became a suspect after the player and Michelle found the note he sent to the victim. He had already heard about Oscar's death, and said it was a shame for both Luzaguay and the Olympics. He explained the message itself was a congratulatory card for a winning athlete, and he wanted to hand the card personally due to being the South American Goodwill Ambassador. When asked when it was, he said he saw Oscar yesterday before the parade, at the Olympic Stadium signing autographs. This prompted Michelle and the player to search the Stadium for more clues regarding the victim's death.

Hector was interrogated again about the victim's urine that was handed over to him. He explained the victim's use of steroids was called into question, and he was asked to oversee the testing. On his way there, he ran into Yamil Albarran and lost track of time when he drank with him. Michelle was surprised he forgot his job due to stopping for happy hour; but Hector said as Goodwill Ambassador, settling issues with doping was not his priority, but ensuring that Olympic spirit is maintained.

Hector was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Edson Caetano for Oscar's murder. But he showed up at headquarters, reporting that a historical document from Colombia belonging to him disappeared. Coincidentally, the player and Carmen found that same document at the favela bar, so they returned it to him. He said he collects antique memorabilia from South America, and was especially fond on that piece since its from a little-known period of Colombian history. When asked what it was about, he said it was an assembly announcement made out by a group of intellectuals in the late 50s who wanted to start a revolution, believing they either disbanded or gone underground since then. Since they determined it came from SOMBRA, Carmen asked where it came from; Hector said he found it rummaging through an antique shop in Campanilla, Colombia.

Down to the Wire

Hector became a suspect again after Carmen and the player found Jason's body in the skybox. He did not witness Jason's murder, as he was too busy watching the game like many others. He was saddened by the Prime Minister's death, saying he was a peace-loving man who was fighting for order in difficult times.

Hector was spoken to again about a cigarette case with the symbol of SOMBRA on it, which belonged to him. He said the case was simply one of his collected South American antiquities, his interest being sparked after they asked him about that flyer in Brazil. But with all that aside, Hector was not appreciative of their insinuations saying he was still an ambassador for peace.

In the end, Hector was revealed to be Jason's killer, as well as the leader commanding SOMBRA, El Rey. Hector quickly admitted to being El Rey, reminiscing about how his parents were killed by a fire when he was a child. Given that he believed that they were weak and that he was strong as he survived, SOMBRA's ideology appealed to him greatly. Arsenio Castillo gave him the position of El Rey when he stepped down. The team concluded that Hector strangled Jason with a garrote watch to prevent his discussion with the Bureau. After Carmen said that SOMBRA's reign had ended, Hector revealed Chief Ripley was helping SOMBRA since its start.

Hector was placed in custody while the team investigated his claim. Ripley said they would have to find the truth out on their own and that she would step down from the Bureau and have Ingrid take her duties. Carmen and the player talked to Hector, who directed them to the sky box for clues. Jonah then offered to help the player search for Jason's stolen files in his apartment. Afterwards, Judge Adaku sentenced Hector to life in prison for the murder and SOMBRA's crimes.

The Darkest Hour

After successfully unlocking the file containing the full list of SOMBRA agents, Carmen felt it was a good idea to inform Hector of the news that SOMBRA is permanently finished. He was displeased that they managed to kill his lieutenant, Sarah Bennett, but felt that did not matter much since there were plenty of agents still out there doing his work. But when he was informed that his file containing the names of all his agents was unlocked and released, he was shocked and furious at them for foiling his plans. Carmen was finally glad that SOMBRA was finished for good, and Hector would be rotting behind bars for the rest of his life.


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The Vipers | Milton Grimmes | Solomon Grimmes | Serena Johnson | Howard Johnson | Luna Hecate | Ashton Cooper | Samuel King | Sabrina Kingston | Harold Knight | Tess Goodwin | Taylor Kirby | Penelope Rivera | Misha Goshwalla | Alexander Vladinsky | James Marsh | Alden Greene | Tyler McAlister | Roger Dence | Aileen Greene | Odell Toole | Donald Byrd | Tony Marconi | Mikhail Levin | Bulldog | Trish Colletti | Dennis Brown | Matt Barry

Pacific Bay
Albert Tesla | Karen Knight | Frank Knight | Danny Moto | Aphro-Dyte | Jess Prakti | Timothy Chubbles | Velma Bannister | Holly Hopper | Bobby Prince | Freddie Alonzo | Veronica Blade | Rupert Snow | Fredo Mancini | Erikah Mabayo | Derek Stone

World Edition
Sarah Bennett | Hector Montoya | Anya Ivanova | Joel Heller | Arsenio Castillo | Aristide Akintola | Angela Douglas | Anbu Devanesan | Veronica Salter | Ayush Patil | Warren Goodfellow | Natasha Romanova | Omar Bahir | Klaus Weissmann | Archibald Gilchrist

Mysteries of the Past
Justin Lawson | Fiona Flanagan | Archie Rochester | Edward Whimple

The Conspiracy
Otto Kessel | Denise Daniels | Rozetta Pierre | Julia Brine | Christian Bateman | Joe Warren | Louis Leroux | Polly O'Brien | Dorothy Kix | Courtney Guerra | Azeeb Patel | Lucius Roth | Rosamund Wilcox


  • Hector is one of the characters who appeared as a suspect in two cases.
  • Hector is one of the characters to have appeared physically in two different regions.
  • Due to events canon to the game, Hector is one of the killers in Criminal Case who were interrogated in the Additional Investigation for plausible reasons.
  • Hector is one of the few killers whose trial took place during the Additional Investigation instead of the final chapter of the main leg.
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