3rd competency hearing set for man in son's death
THIBODAUX - A state judge will decide in November whether a Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his son in 2011 is mentally fit to stand trial.
32-year-old Jeremiah Wright was in court Monday for a brief status hearing in which Judge John LeBlanc scheduled hearings from Nov. 4 through Nov. 6 to decide whether he is competent for trial.
Wright is accused of first-degree murder in the death and dismemberment of his son, 7-year-old Jori Lirette, on Aug. 14, 2011.
The boy's severed head was found in the driveway of the home Wright shared with the boy's mother, Jesslyn Lirette. His other body parts were found in nearby trash bags. Before his death, Jori was confined to a wheelchair and fed through a tube.