Grand jury indicts La. man in son's beheading

August 26, 2011 - 11:50 AM

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 (http://bit.ly/np4xvT) 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.

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Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com