Thibodaux Police have charged 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright with first degree murder over the killing of Jori Lirette, his seven-year-old special needs son.
Authorities have said that Wright has confessed to killing the wheelchair-confined boy.
“According to police, Wright decapitated Lirette, and dismembered his body over the home’s kitchen sink. Police say a passerby saw Lirette’s head on the sidewalk outside the family’s home Sunday afternoon.. It was near a garbage bag with the child’s dismembered body,” WWLTV reported.
“When you have a seven-year-old child, innocent child, that’s killed, that had no way to protect himself, it’s such a shock to this community,” Thibodaux Police Captain Calvin Cooks said.
“We’re thinking there may have been some tension between them before this [murder] occurred, arguing, perhaps physical fighting, we don’t know at this time.”
Watch this video from WWLTV, broadcast Aug. 14, 2011.