Wright found unfit to stand trial for murder of disabled son


POSTED: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:05pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 5:31pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: A judge determined that a 30-year-old father accused of dismembering his 7-year-old disabled son was unfit for trial and remanded him to a mental health center.

Lafourche Parish Judge John LeBlanc made the ruling that Jeremiah Wright wasn't competent to stand trial. Two psychiatrists appointed by LeBlanc and one working for prosecutors testified Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY (08-29-11): The arraignment of Jeremiah Wright of Thibodaux is postponed until October 17. Wright is charged with murdering his 7 year-old son.

A Lafourche parish judge has appointed two psychiatrists to evaluate Wright.

Police say Wright allegedly confessed to beheading Jori Lirette on August 14.

Wright's attorney won't discuss the basis for his request for a sanity commission. The judge will have the arraignment and hear the psychiatrists report on October 17.

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