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Father acquitted for beheading his son, who suffered from cerebral palsy

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On Friday, a Louisiana jury acquitted Jeremiah Wright, 32, of beheading his son. Instead of prison, Wright will receive treatment at a mental facility. On August 14, 2011, Wright beheaded Jori Lirette, who had cerebral palsy. Wright had faced the death penalty and lethal injection if convicted of first-degree murder.

Psychiatrist George Seiden testified that Wright suffered from a psychotic disorder and couldn’t separate right from wrong. He claimed Wright believed his son was a CPR dummy. Wright also claimed his son was a government experiment, and not real.

He killed his son after the boy’s mother threatened to kick Wright out of their home. He then dismembered the boy and left the head in the driveway. Judge John LeBlanc of Thibodaux told a court that Wright was sent to a facility that houses violent criminals and others sentenced for insanity.

Judge LeBlanc said under the situation describing Wright, sentencing Wright to a psychiatric facility was the only solution. Full details about this disturbing story can be found at the Daily Mail or the Houma Today website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.



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