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Jeremiah Lee Wright, Man Accused In Disabled Son's Beheading, Now In Jail

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This undated mug shot provided by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office on Aug. 15, 2011, shows Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, of Thibodaux, La. Wright was booked Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, with the first-degree murder of 7-year-old Jori Lirette, whose decapitated body was found in a trash bag after a driver saw the boy's head near the street on Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) | AP
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THIBODAUX, La. -- A Louisiana man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son is out of a state mental hospital and in jail.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia (KOO'-chuh) says another sanity hearing for Jeremiah Wright will be scheduled at a Sept. 16 hearing.

Wright is charged with first-degree murder in the death 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 of Thibodaux 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.

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