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Father indicted for first-degree murder for beheading disabled son

Jeremiah Wright confessed to beheading his disabled son.
Jeremiah Wright confessed to beheading his disabled son.
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A father was indicted on charges of first-degree murder after confessing to beheading his disabled seven year-old son. The Lafourche Parish grand jury in Louisiana handed down the indictment last week.

Jeremiah Wright, 30 confessed to beheading his son, Jori Lirette, 7 last week. The little boy who was confined to a wheelchair was dismembered and his head was left in the front yard for the mother to find when she got home.

According to defense attorney Kerry Cuccia, Wright is being held in Lafourche Parish jail on a $5million bond. He is set to be arraigned this week and no word has been given on how Wright will plead to the charges.

Little Jori’s mother, Jesslyn, 27, claims that she’s told the police department on numerous occasions that Wright wanted to kill their son. Before she’s left the house, Jesslyn claims that she had threatened to kick Wright out of their home.

Jesslyn stated that the abuse towards little Jori began before he was born. A week prior to his birth, Jesslyn obtained a restraining order against Wright after he “broke the baby’s piggy bank and shoved her onto a pile of CDs on the bed.”

A second restraining order was granted to Jesslyn when Jori was six months-old after Wright allegedly told her he was “tired of seeing the baby suffer and wanted him dead.” However, both restraining orders against Wright were allowed to lapse.

Jori was born three months premature and spent much of his first year in the hospital. He had cerebral palsy, has required a feeding tube and has been wheelchair bound.

Wright allegedly chopped his son’s head off with a meat cleaver. He then placed it in front of the house for Jesslyn to find when she got home. It was a passing motorist who saw the decapitated head first and contacted the police department.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the little boy’s body in a garbage bag. Wright had also cut off the little boy’s hands and feed and they were found in garbage bags nearby.

Thibodaux Police Lt. Kim Favalora said in a statement, “Wright was very matter of fact as he calmly explained that he thought for years that Jori was his son. Wright said that he recently saw the way the dummy looked at him and there were signs and little things the dummy did to him that let him know that Jori was not his son, but a dummy.”

Favalora went on to repeat that Wright said, “he was tired of taking care of the dummy. Wright said that as soon as he realized that Jori was a dummy and not his son, he’s d started contemplating on killing him.”

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