Wright found incompetent to stand trial
THIBODAUX - A judge in Lafourche Parish has ruled Jeremiah Wright is not fit to stand trial for killing his son.
Wright is accused of beheading his disabled seven-year-old son Jori Lirette, and leaving his head in the yard where Wright lived with the boy's mother.
Judge John E. LeBlanc, of Lafourche Parish, ruled Tuesday that Wright "does not have the present mental capacity to proceed" and is "committed to the custody of the Department of Health and Hospitals and that he be maintained in the custody of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health Systems, Forensic Division, at Jackson, Louisiana" for treatment.
LeBlanc's decision came after a six-day hearing ended Feb. 4. At least a dozen investigators and experts testified that Wright told them that his son was a robot or CPR dummy put into his home as a government experiment to teach him about life.
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