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Sep 4, 2013 6:18 PM by AP

Status conference in disabled boy's beheading

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son is out of a state mental hospital and in the Lafourche Parish jail.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says another sanity hearing for Jeremiah Wright will be scheduled at a Sept. 16 status conference.

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

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

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

Wright's return for the hearing was first reported by WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/17PvGhz )

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