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Hearing for man accused of beheading his son continues

Posted: Updated: Feb 4, 2013 10:21 AM
Jeremiah Lee Wright Jeremiah Lee Wright

THIBODAUX, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A psychiatrist says a man accused of beheading his son is not clearly psychotic and is competent for trial.

Dr. Mark Wilson headed the team that decided last summer that Jeremiah Wright was competent for trial on a charge of murdering 7-year-old Jori Lirette.

Wilson was the last psychiatrist prosecutors planned to call.

He testified this past Saturday that tests never ruled out or confirmed psychosis, but he decided Wright understood the charge against him and could help his attorneys.

The hearing will continue this week.

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