Grand jury indicts La. man in son's beheading

By the Associated Press | August 26, 2011 | 12:50 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A 30-year-old south Louisiana man who authorities say confessed to beheading his disabled 7-year-old son has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

The Daily Comet ( reports that a Lafourche Parish grand jury handed up the indictment Friday charging Jeremiah Wright.

The victim, Jori Lirette, was killed last week. Jori used a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy and heart problems, and he had limited speech.

Authorities say the boy was dismembered and his head was set in the yard of their home. A passerby saw his head in the yard and called police.

If he's convicted of first-degree murder, Wright would face possible sentences of either life in prison or the death penalty.


Information from: Daily Comet,