August 14, 2011

Jeremiah Wright - Charged With Beheading Girlfriend's Disabled Son, Motorist Found Boy's Head On Side Of The Road

Thibodaux, Louisiana (The Weekly Vice) - Jeremiah Lee Wright, a 30-year-old Louisiana man was jailed after he allegedly confessed to beheading his girlfriend's 7-year-old son before leaving his remains on the side of the road.

According to Thibodaux Police, officers were dispatched after a passing motorist saw the boy's head near the highway and called 911. Arriving officers recovered the boy's head and searched the area. The rest of the boy's remains were found nearby in a garbage bag.

Wright, who is the live-in boyfriend of the boy's mother, allegedly confessed to the murder and is said to be cooperative with police in their investigation.

The boy, identified as Jori Lirette, had cerebral palsy and was wheelchair bound, according to police.

Investigators say the alleged murder took place in the family's kitchen over the sink. The boy's mother was reportedly out attending to a car repair when the murder took place. Police have not yet released a motive in the killing, however friends of the family told investigators that there has been tension between the couple for several years.

Wright was booked into jail on a charge of first-degree murder. If convicted, he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison and is eligible for the death penalty.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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