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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sanity hearing requested in officer's death

    February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE - An attorney for the 48-year-old Charenton man accused of killing a police officer and another man last month says he will seek to have his client examined by a two-doctor sanity commission. Public defender Craig Colwart says Wilbert Thibodeaux "exhibited bizarre behavior" before and after the Jan. 26... more »
  • Sanity hearing delayed for man accused of beheading son

    September 19, 2012 2:25 PM

    THIBODAUX - A man accused of beheading and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son will have a sanity hearing in November rather than Friday. Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says 31-year-old Jeremiah Wright's hearing is now scheduled Nov. 26 and 27. Mental health experts will testify about whether he has the mental... more »
  • Maiden sanity hearing set for June

    April 20, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother arrested last week in connection to the death of her 2-month-old baby will undergo a sanity hearing later this summer. A team of doctors will determine whether Sabrina Maiden is competent to stand trial. Maiden faces first-degree murder charges in the death of... more »
  • Judge sends father in beheading case to mental hospital

    October 18, 2011 2:46 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A state judge has ruled that 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright cannot understand the first-degree murder charge against him or help his defense. Judge John LeBlanc based his ruling Tuesday on reports from two court-appointed psychiatrists. He then put both reports under seal. District Attorney Camille... more »
  • Judge cuts current scope of sanity commission

    October 2, 2011 12:16 PM

    THIBODAUX, La.- A state district judge has decided that psychiatrists won't yet consider whether a 30-year-old Thibodaux man was sane when he allegedly beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son. Judge John LeBlanc says that for now, the sanity commission must decide whether Jeremiah Wright can help his lawyers defend him... more »

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