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Man accused of dismembering wife's body files motion to dismiss charges

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Justin Rey. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File) Justin Rey. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File)
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

A man accused of dismembering the body of his wife in a Kansas City hotel room has filed several motions with the court, one of which is to dismiss the charges against him. 

Justin Rey filed the following motions and one petition on Thursday: 

  • Motion to retrieve evidence
  • Two motions to dismiss
  • Petition for writ of habeas corpus
  • Motion to subpoena 
  • Motion to summon
  • Motion to appeal
  • Motion of change of venue

In November, Rey was charged with abandonment of a corpse and child endangerment.

Rey was taken into custody in Lenexa in October of last year after he was found sleeping inside one of the storage units with the couple's newborn baby and 2-year-old child.

According to court records, Rey first told officers his wife had died while giving birth to their baby. Then, he told investigators she had committed suicide after giving birth.

Officers say Rey then made a spontaneous statement that "his wife was inside the cooler and looked to the direction of a red and white Igloo style cooler with wheels."

Jessica Rey's sister says she knew it was her sister when she heard the remains found were connected to her brother-in-law.

Previous coverage:

Police: Justin Rey a homicide suspect in California case

Records: Man posed for photo with dead wife, then cut her up in Kansas City hotel room

Court records show chilling chain of events before mother’s body found in Lenexa storage unit

Man arrested for sleeping in storage unit with his babies

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