Attorney For Chitimacha Tribal Police Officer’s Accused Killer To Request Sanity Hearing
48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux of Charenton stands accused of killing a Chitimacha Tribal Police officer and another man last month. His attorney says he will seek to have Thibodeaux examined by a two-doctor sanity commission.
Craig Colwart told a Baton Rouge newspaper Thibodeaux "exhibited bizarre behavior" before and after the shootings that also wounded two St. Mary Parish deputies.
Investigators have reportedly learned that Thibodeaux was arrested Port Arthur, Texas, last November. An investigator with the Public Defender's Office has attempted to interview Thibodeaux.
Thibodeaux's Jan. 28th court appearance was video linked to a district judge's courtroom in St. Mary Parish, from the Iberia Parish Jail.
Thibodeaux is currently being held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Colwart said he intends to file papers to have a sanity review conducted near Angola.
Thibodeaux is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of arson. Investigators have alleged Thibodeaux shot 78 year oldEddie Lyons and burned his house down.
52-year-old Sgt. Rick Rigginbach of the Chitimacha Tribal police was shot and killed as he responded to a call about a man walking on Flat Iron Road carrying a shotgun.
Thibodeaux also is accused of shooting and wounding two St. Mary Parish deputies.