Man Accused Of Beheading Disabled Son Now Jailed

THIBODAUX, La. (September 5, 2013)—Jeremiah Wright, a Louisiana man who’s accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son, was out of a state mental hospital and in jail Thursday.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia said another sanity hearing for Jeremiah Wright will be scheduled during a Sept. 16 hearing.

Wright is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jori Lirette, who had little speech and required round-the-clock care.

Cuccia says doctors at the state mental hospital in Jackson think Wright of Thibodaux, La., is competent to stand trial for first-degree murder, but noted that they thought the same thing earlier, and Judge John LeBlanc disagreed.

District Attorney Cam Morvant did not immediately answer a request for comment.


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