Posted: Feb 19, 2013 4:48 PM by Associated Press
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A judge has declared a man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son incompetent and unable to help his attorneys fight first-degree murder charge.
State Judge John E. LeBlanc ruled Tuesday that Jeremiah Lee Wright "does not have the present mental capacity to proceed." He committed the 31-year-old Wright to the custody of the state department of health for psychiatric treatment.
LeBlanc's decision came after a six-day hearing ended Feb. 4. At least a dozen investigators and experts testified that Wright told them that Jori Lirette, his son, was a robot or CPR dummy put into his home as a government experiment to teach him about life.
The boy was killed in August 2011.
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