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Trial in child's death delayed

2 years ago December 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2012 Monday, December 31 2012 Monday, December 31, 2012 7:05:51 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

THIBODAUX - A hearing to determine the competency of a man accused of beheading his son has been delayed for a third time.

31-year-old Jeremiah Wright, of Thibodaux, must be deemed mentally competent before he can stand trial on charges he decapitated 7-year-old Jori Lirette last year.

Prosecutors say the hearing, originally scheduled for Thursday, was moved to Jan. 29.

Wright's defense attorneys asked for the extension.

Wright remains in the Lafourche Parish jail on a first-degree murder charge in lieu of a $5 million bond.

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