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Feb 11, 2014 8:43 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Pre-trial hearing set in decapitation case

A Thibodaux man accused of killing and decapitating his son in 2011 is scheduled for a Friday pre-trial hearing that was rescheduled after last month's ice storm.
Kristine Russell, Lafourche Parish assistant district attorney, tells The Courier Jeremiah Wright's competency now and at the time of the killing will be discussed during the hearing.
Wright is charged with the first-degree murder of his 7-year-old son, Jori Lirette. The boy's severed head was found on Aug. 14, 2011, in the driveway of his home.
The 32-year-old Wright pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but in November was found mentally fit to stand trial.


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