Thibodaux Man Accused of Decapitating Disabled Child

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Courts, Local Issues

30-year-old Jeremiah Lee Wright of Thibodaux who is accused of decapitating his 7-year-old son Jori Lirette, has been assigned an attorney experienced in death penalty cases for his upcoming trial.

Photo Courtesy of NOLA.com

Wright has allegedly confessed to the murder and decapitation of his wheelchair-bound son who suffered from cerebral palsy. Police say that motive is still not completely clear but that it would appear that Wright had tired of caring for the child. Jori Lirette’s head and body were found dumped outside of his home with Wright sitting nearby.

Kerry Cuccia of the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana has been appointed to defend Wright.

For more on this story, visit NOLA.com.

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