THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A hearing to determine the mental competency of a man charged with first-degree murder in the killing and beheading of his son has been rescheduled.
The Daily Comet reports (http://bit.ly/QHUTzy ) 31-year-old Jeremiah Wright's hearing was originally set for Sept. 21. It was later reset for November; and attorneys now have agreed on a Jan. 3 date.
Wright is charged in the death last year of 7-year-old Jori Lirette.
Wright remains in the Lafourche Parish jail. His bond was set at $5 million.
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Court documents show doctors believe a Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his disabled 7-year-old son nearly a year ago is competent to stand trial.
Doctors have been treating Jeremiah Wright at the Feliciana Forensic Facility in Jackson for the past nine months.
Wright is accused of the Aug. 14 first-degree murder of Jori Lirette, who had cerebral palsy. Jori used a wheelchair and had to be fed through a tube.
A competency hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21.
Wright is accused of decapitating and dismembering the boy. The boy's head was found in front of Wright's home by a passing driver, with the rest of his body in a trash bag nearby.