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Disabled boy's beheading: sanity ruling postponed

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish judge has postponed a ruling on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

District Judge John LeBlanc had said he would rule Wednesday on whether to try Jeremiah Wright for the death of 7-year-old Jori Lirette or send Wright back to a mental hospital for further treatment.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says the ruling is now expected Thursday.

At the end of a six-day sanity hearing, LeBlanc said there's no argument about whether Wright can understand the charges against him and the nature of the proceedings against him. He said the only question is whether he can help his attorneys.

That hearing ended Feb. 4.

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