Defense Up In The Luke Wright Trial

April 18, 2011 Updated Apr 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM EDT

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April 18, 2011 Updated Apr 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( wkbw ) BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The defense in the Luke Wright trial began it's case Monday.

Wright is the North Collins man accused of torturing and raping his half sister, Laura Cummings, who was killed by their mother.

His defense attorney will try and paint Wright as a mentally challenged man, who was also subjected to years of abuse and neglect.

Noted local forensic psychologist Dr. Charles Ewing took the stand today on behalf of the defense.

Channel 7's John Borsa has more from Erie County Court on Eyewitness News at 5 & 6.