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No date for sanity ruling in beheading case

3 years 7 months 1 week ago February 19, 2013 Feb 19, 2013 Tuesday, February 19 2013 February 19, 2013 7:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

THIBODAUX - Attorneys don't know when a Lafourche Parish judge will rule on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder of 7-year-old Jori Lirette.

Jeremiah Wright's attorneys have not entered a plea to the charge.

During a six-day hearing that ended Feb. 4, at least a dozen investigators and experts testified that Wright has told them that Jori was not a boy but a robot or CPR dummy put into his home as a government experiment to teach him about life.

District Judge John LeBlanc had said he would rule last Wednesday on whether such delusions make Wright unable to help his attorneys. But Friday ended without a ruling.

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