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

Posted: 12:57 PM, Mar 01, 2018
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.