An attorney for a Louisiana man who allegedly confessed to beheading his disabled 7-year-old son claims his client lacks the mental capacity for the case against him to proceed.
A Lafourche Parish grand jury on Friday indicted 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright of Thibodaux on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son, Jori Lirette, last week.
In a court filing later Friday, defense attorney Kerry Cuccia (COO-cha) asked a judge to order a mental examination of Wright to determine if he can assist in his defense and understand the proceedings against him.
Cuccia said his request doesn't involve a determination of whether Wright was sane at the time of his son's death.
Wright is jailed on $5 million bond. He is set to be arraigned Monday.
Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com