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Jeremiah Wright Update: La. man accused of beheading disabled son moved from mental hospital to jail

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

Jeremiah Lee Wright
AP Photo/Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
(CBS/AP) THIBODAUX, La. - Jeremiah Wright, 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 says another sanity hearing for 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 ability to speak 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.

At least a dozen investigators previously testified in front of a judge that Wright told them that his son was a robot or CPR dummy put into his home as a government experiment to teach him about life.

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

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