Man Decapitates, Dismembers Girlfriend's Special Needs Child
POSTED: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:05pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:45pm
THIBODAUX, LA- A man has been arrested for decapitating and dismembering the special needs son of his girlfriend.
Jeremiah Wright, 30, confessed to killing 7-year-old Jori Lirette, whose body was found near an intersection. Detectives said Wright was living with the boy and his mother. Wright was described as the woman's boyfriend.
A passerby spotted the head of the young boy near the sidewalk of their home on West 7th Street. That person called police, who found the rest of Jori Lirette’s remains in a garbage can.
Police Chief Silverii said the motive is unclear, though Wright told police he was tired of taking care of the boy, who had heart problems and needed a feeding tube.
Wright was booked on a charge of first-degree murder and held Monday in lieu of $5 million bond.
An autopsy was scheduled to learn more about the cause of death, and crime scene technicians removed evidence from the victim's home on Sunday for analysis.