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  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking at Southern this morning

    February 19, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nationally-known preacher is scheduled to speak at Southern University Thursday morning. Rev. Jeremiah Wright will be on the Bluff today. He sparked controversy during the 2008 presidential election, when he served as the pastor for then-candidate Barack Obama. Rev. Wright garnered unwanted attention following comments... more »
  • Taxpayers off the hook for Rev. Jeremiah Wright speech

    February 2, 2015 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayer money will not be used to pay for Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speaking fee at Southern University later this month. Wright is best known for controversial statements he made from the pulpit of his Chicago church, a congregation whose members once included President Barack Obama. Wright will... more »
  • Father accused of dismembering son found insane

    February 14, 2014 12:38 PM

    Jeremiah Wright, who killed and decapitated his 7-year-old son Jori Lirette, was found not guilty Friday by reason of insanity, the district attorney whose office prosecuted him said. Wright will be confined at the state mental health facility in Jackson until doctors determine he is not a threat to himself... more »
  • No date for sanity ruling in beheading case

    February 19, 2013 8:00 AM

    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... more »
  • Sanity ruling postponed in disabled boy's beheading

    February 13, 2013 4:50 PM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge postponed a ruling on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is fit to stand trial for first-degree murder. District Judge John LeBlanc had said he would rule Wednesday on whether to try Jeremiah Wright for the death of 7-year-old Jori Lirette... more »
  • Sanity ruling expected today in boy's beheading

    February 13, 2013 7:38 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge plans to rule on whether a man accused of sawing off his disabled son's head is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder. District Judge John LeBlanc has said he will rule Wednesday on... more »
  • Judge to rule on alleged killer's competency

    February 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    THIBODAUX- A Lafourche Parish judge is reviewing testimony and evidence about the sanity of a man accused of beheading his disabled son in 2011. Judge John LeBlanc says he will rule Thursday on whether Jeremiah Wright is competent to stand trial in the case. Wright is accused of killing... more »
  • Doctor: Wright not clearly psychotic, can be tried

    February 4, 2013 10:12 AM

    THIBODAUX - A psychiatrist says a man accused of beheading his son is not clearly psychotic and is competent for trial. Dr. Mark Wilson headed the team that decided last summer that Jeremiah Wright was competent for trial on a charge of murdering 7-year-old Jori Lirette. The Daily Comet reports... more »

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