US Man Decapitated Disabled Son

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US Man Decapitated Disabled Son

Postby ZacK » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:40 am

My heart sunk when I read this news... No one is meant to go away like this, let alone this poor helpless defenceless child :sad:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man in the state of Louisiana is accused of bludgeoning, 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 Monday.

Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, waived his right to an attorney and confessed to killing Jori Lirette within 30 minutes of being brought to the police station Sunday, Police Chief Scott Silverii said. He said Wright was booked with first-degree murder and held in lieu of $5 million bond.

He was in isolation, Silverii said during a Monday afternoon news conference. The department spokesman, Detective Ricky Ross, said he does not believe Wright has an attorney.

Flowers, balloons and stuffed animals were left Monday outside the house where Jori died.

"He was maybe the best thing that ever happened to me," his mother, Jesslyn Lirette, said at the news conference.

A preliminary autopsy found the boy was bludgeoned, decapitated and dismembered, Silverii said. Whatever hit him caused "excessive bleeding in the head," he said.

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, had limited speech 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 Thibodaux 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. Wright told investigators he began killing the boy about 30 minutes after Lirette had left Sunday to repair her pickup truck so she could take Jori to a doctor on Tuesday.

Police had been called to the house last month when the couple had an argument — possibly about money — though neither person brought charges, Ross said. The police chief said Wright had been arrested a few times previously, though he was never charged with violent crimes. Wright served 10 days for theft in 2005.

Lirette, 27, told The Daily Comet of Thibodaux that she and Wright had been together for 10 years, but that she had planned for some time to leave him.

She said she cared for another disabled person to pay household bills and was still around to care for her son, who had been born three months premature, could say only a few words and weighed no more than 50 pounds (22 kilograms) when he died.

"He was my star. No matter what people think or say, he was always top priority in my life," Lirette said through tears during the news conference. "I've done everything I can for him."

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Re: US Man Decapitated Disabled Son

Postby Kissgurami » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:11 am

indeed :(

he seems very Pi$$ed at his wife and this action seems to be a way to get back at her... they have been together for 10 years... since he was 20.. resentment his youth was taken away by the boy..and his wife only looks out for the son?

Did volunteering at a hospice home before during my younger days.. people find it hard to accept such things and even less patience to deal with it.

which is why I really :salute: those around me who stay strong and look after their kids regardless their ailments..

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Re: US Man Decapitated Disabled Son

Postby pinky » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:17 am

caregivers need lots of support from their loved ones and must learn to ask and accept help of all kinds. Never do it alone because it's such a stressful and depressing role. :pray:

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Re: US Man Decapitated Disabled Son

Postby b2b3m4 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:08 am

This is what we call cargiver fatigue. It is something not well recongnised and it does not help that our kapo-ness or "helpful" comments often bring more unnecessary stress and anguish to these caregivers.
These caregivers often "dare not" ask for help (or even a break) bcos they are afraid to be labelled as unfilial or heartless. However, taking care of these patients with chronic illness is a long and never ending process. This is to a point where release from all these anguish or even freedom only happens when the patient dies.

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