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Police - US man decapitated disabled son
Updated: 04:50, Tuesday August 16, 2011
A US man is accused of decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son and leaving the boy's head near the street so the child's mother would see it - a killing that brought seasoned police officers to tears, authorities said on Monday.
Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, of Thibodaux has confessed to killing Jori Lirette, Police Chief Scott Silverii said. He said Wright was booked with first-degree murder and was held on Monday in lieu of $US5 million ($A4.83 million) bond.
Silverii's spokesman, Detective Ricky Ross, said he does not believe Wright has a lawyer.
Silverii said the motive was unclear, though Wright told police 'that he'd gotten to the point where he was tired of taking care' of the boy, who had cerebral palsy and heart problems, needed a feeding tube and was in a wheelchair.
'He said when he put his head out by the side of the road it was so the mother would see it when she came by,' Silverii said. He said Wright's only explanation for doing so was 'just that he wanted her to feel stupid when she saw the head'.
The police chief said Jori's feet and one hand also were cut off, recovered with the body in several white plastic garbage bags.
The slaying was the first in Thibodeaux since 2008.
Silverii said the boy apparently was decapitated over the kitchen sink, which was sent to the Louisiana State Police crime lab along with a box of tools found nearby. An autopsy taking place on Monday in Jefferson Parish would identify when the child died and what was used to decapitate and dismember the boy, Silverii said.
Originally posted by Sporatux
By the way, the word at the moment is that it wasn't his son, it was his gf's son.
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by Thurisaz
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Originally posted by Ayerish
I'm waiting for them to NOT mention the prescription drugs he was taking at the time.
Fluoride and Aspartame are never mentioned but team players in all of it.