Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his 7-year-old son told doctors and psychologists he believes the child was a ventriloquist dummy or robot

A Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his 7-year-old son told doctors and psychologists he believes the child was a ventriloquist dummy or robot — not a real person.

Testimony began Tuesday to convince a Lafourche Parish judge whether Jeremiah Wright, 31, is fit to stand trial on the charge of the first-degree murder of Jori Lirette, who had cerebral palsy.

While Wright seems to understand the legal proceedings and the charges against him, this delusion has persisted in the 18 months since he was arrested, the expert witnesses said.

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