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La man accused in disabled son's beheading in jail

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago September 04, 2013 Sep 4, 2013 Wednesday, September 04 2013 September 04, 2013 5:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

THIBODAUX - A Louisiana man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son is out of a state mental hospital and in jail.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says another sanity hearing for Jeremiah Wright will be scheduled at a Sept. 16 hearing.

Wright is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jori Lirette, who had little speech and needed round-the-clock care.

Cuccia says doctors at the state mental hospital in Jackson think Wright of Thibodaux is competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. But he notes that they thought the same thing earlier, and Judge John LeBlanc disagreed.

District Attorney Cam Morvant did not immediately answer a request for comment.

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