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Man jailed on child endangerment, abandoning a corpse charges makes surprise filing

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 19:23:44-05

OLATHE, Kan. – The man behind bars on charges of child endangerment and abandoning a corpse made several surprise court filings this week.

According to court documents obtained by 41 Action News, Justin Rey filed eight new motions. Among the motions included a request to dismiss the case, a motion that he be ruled competent and a request to change the venue.

Rey was ordered to undergo a 90-day mental health evaluation after a series of outbursts in Johnson County District Court. There is a hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 8. 

Last October, Rey was arrested at a Lenexa storage unit and charged in Johnson County with child endangerment and child misconduct. Investigators later discovered a dismembered body in a cooler inside the storage unit. That body was identified as Jessica Monteiro Rey

Then in November, Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutors charged Rey with abandoning his wife’s corpse and an additional child endangerment charge.

Rey is also facing murder charges out of Palm Springs, California.