Wright Moved To Mental Health Facility
A Louisiana man accused of bludgeoning, decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son has been moved to a mental health facility north of Baton Rouge.
Thirty-year-old Jeremiah Lee Wright was sent to the Eastern Louisiana State Mental Health System in Jackson from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on Friday.
Wright was arrested Aug. 14, the day his son, Jori Lirette, was killed, and has been held in lieu of $5 million bond. Jori was born three months premature, could say only a few words and needed a feeding tube and a wheelchair.
Wright was found not competent to stand trial Oct. 18. Judge John Leblanc committed Wright to the facility and ordered monthly reports on the progress of his treatment.
A status conference is scheduled for Jan. 31.