(WJBK) - The estranged husband charged for the murder of wife Alisha McQueen is facing a new charge Tuesday - mutilation.
Gregory McQueen, 29, is charged for the death of the 28-year-old woman who went missing in March, with her remains found five months later in an Ecorse field.
The latest charge is disinterment, mutilation of a dead body.
In late August a neighbor found what appeared to be human bones on Mill Street in Ecorse. Police discovered more bones and clothing in the same area along with large pieces of cement with embedded human remains. The investigation revealed the remains belonged to Alisha McQueen.
"She would tell me he tried to kill her," said Teasha Bonner, the victim's sister, in a previous interview. "Or they got into a fight. Sometimes I would witness fights."
Alisha's family told FOX 2 last month that she had been planning to leave Gregory, but his violent behavior continued and he began stalking her.
Despite trying to help her, Alisha's family says just months before she disappeared, Gregory McQueen even assaulted her sister.
"He was locked up on prior charges of attacking me in my home back in January of this year," said Tanisha, Alisha's sister.
Court records show Gregory McQueen has previously been charged with child abuse, home invasion, drug and weapons charges and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
On Tuesday his defense attorney requested the habitual offender undergo a competency exam.
"I submit that he is not in a position to assist me in his defense," said McQueen's attorney Angela Peterson. "He is having a number of issues. He is currently under medication in the Wayne County Jail."
Peterson did not reveal what those issues are. The judge granted the request.
Gregory McQueen faces life in prison his preliminary exam is rescheduled for January 29th pending the results of that competency exam.