facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sanity to be determined in beheading case

Sept. 15, 2011 at 2:01 PM   |   Comments

click here to play video
THIBODAUX, La., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Louisiana man accused of decapitating his 7-year-old son will be examined by two sets of doctors to determine his sanity, a judge said.

Jeremiah Wright, 30, of Thibodaux is being held without bond on charges he beheaded his son, Jori Lirette. The child had cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheelchair.

At a hearing Tuesday, District Judge John LeBlanc said two mental health specialists selected by prosecutors will be allowed to examine Wright to determine the man's sanity when he allegedly killed the child and if he is currently fit to stand trial, The (Thibodaux) Daily Comet reported.

The prosecution's doctors will examine Wright after two psychiatrists on a sanity commission, requested by defense attorneys at an earlier hearing, have a chance to meet with the suspect.

The results of the examinations will be presented to the judge next month, the newspaper said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs
2
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
3
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
4
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback