Ex-husband arrested on child support warrant
by The Press and Standard | August 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 28, 2019 at 12:18 pm
On the evening of Aug. 21, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Walter Raphael A. Pangalangan, 51, of Walterboro, on an outstanding Colleton County Family Court warrant for failure pay child support.
Pangalangan, the ex-husband of murder suspect Rita Pangalangan and father of Cristina Pangalangan, had been wanted on a bench warrant for his failure to pay over $155,000 in child support for his three daughters.
Sheriff’s office personnel were called the residence of Rita Pangalangan and found Walter Pangalangan at the residence.
Rita Pangalangan, 49, of Walterboro, and her boyfriend, Larry King, 41, of Ruffin were arrested by the Colleton County Sheriff Office on charge of murder on Aug. 5 in connection with the death of 14-year-old Cristina Pangalangan.
The couple are charged with allegedly placing Cristina, a special needs child, in a locked car at King’s home for approximately five hours.