Man beheads 7-year-old son, leaves head at the side of the roadBy Mason White 6:51 PM February 16, 2013
|Jeremiah Lee Wright in jail|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A cruel man killed his own little son after he became tired of taking care of him, according to police reports in Louisiana.
The Louisiana man has been arrested for beheading his disabled son, who was 7-years-old old and leaving his head at the side of a road for his mother to see, police said.
Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, told police he did it because he was tired of caring for the child, who suffered from cerebral palsy and requires a wheelchair and feeding tube, authorities told a local newspaper.
The grisly murder was discovered one afternoon when a passing motorist spotted the severed head of Jori Lirette, lying on the side of a road in Houma, Louisiana, the newspaper reported.
Lirette’s devastated mother, Jesslyn Lirette named Wright, her live-in boyfriend of 10 years, the “devil”, which took her “angel” away.
She said Jori loved his father “more than anything and he still killed him. He killed my baby.”
Thibodaux Police Chief, Scott Silverii, said that the child’s head was placed on the sidewalk to make fun of his mother.
“He said that when he put his head on the side of the road, it was because the mother should see it when she came by,” Silverii told the press. “He wanted her to feel stupid when she saw the head,” he added.
Wright was charged with first-degree murder and held on $5 million bond. If convicted he faces a possible death sentence.
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