Mental treatment ordered for man who said he cut up wife

10 months 3 days 15 hours ago Friday, December 15 2017 Dec 15, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017 9:40:00 AM CST December 15, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press
Courtesy KSHB, a KOMU sister station in Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man who told police he dismembered his wife in a Missouri hotel room then slept in a Kansas storage unit with her remains and their two children is headed to a mental hospital for treatment.

A Kansas judge on Thursday found Justin Rey not competent to stand trial and ordered the treatment.

Rey is charged in Kansas and Missouri with child endangerment. He's also charged with abandonment of corpse in Missouri. He isn't charged in his wife's killing.

Investigators say Rey took photographs of himself with his wife's body before dismembering her and taking her remains to the storage unit in Lenexa, Kansas. Rey said she died during childbirth and that she killed herself.

He's also charged in the death of a California man whose body hasn't been found.

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