Speer's Ex-Wife Seeks Custody of Kids

 
by K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com 
 
The ex-wife of the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting an 11 year old Cody girl, wants sole custody of the couple's two children. 
 
39 year old Jesse Speer made his first appearance in a Montana courtroom on Monday afternoon, and will be returned to Wyoming to face charges stemming from last week's abduction. 
 
Meanwhile, Maleesha Kovnesky filed papers in the same courthouse asking a judge to give her custody of the seven year old and the four year old for at least a year. She says the custody issue can be revisited, if Speer is acquitted of the crimes. 
 

Jesse Speer (Courtesy CNN/KTVQ-TV)