The dismembered remains of a disabled child were found in THIBODAUX, LA yesterday, prompting the arrest of the boyfriend of the child’s mother. The gruesome discovery is reminiscent of the murder of Leiby Kletzky by Levi Aron just this year. Why is the boyfriend suspected in this horrible crime?
The dismembered remains were discovered in a way that one would only expect to see in a B-rated horror flick. A neighbor, who was walking passed the home of the 7-year old child saw the severed head of Jori Lirette out in the open on the sidewalk near the road. Nearby, a garbage bag containing the rest of the boy’s severed remains sat in clear sight. The neighbor, obviously in a state of disbelief, called the police immediately.
It’s hard to fathom what could have been going through this good samaritan’s mind when he just happened upon a 7-year old child’s severed head in the neighborhood through which he was walking. This isn’t some dark, secluded neighborhood on the outskirts of town. This is a pretty well developed, albeit vegetative, area. It’s hard to even imagine how this person could have disposed of the child in this manner without even thinking about getting caught. He obviously didn’t give a damn.
When police arrived on the scene, they discovered that the man had dismembered the 7-year-old child of his girlfriend in the kitchen sink. He immediately confessed to killing and severing the boy’s limbs, and was quickly arrested. So far, it doesn’t appear that the mother was involved in any of this, because she was not at home when this occurred. In fact, she was so distraught upon returning home that she had to be hospitalized for a mental and emotional breakdown.
When it was mentioned earlier that this child was disabled, the fact of the matter is that he was bound to a wheelchair and had cerebral palsy. This is kind of reminiscent of the case of Zahra Baker, who was possibly murdered and cut-into-pieces by her own stepmother. Zahra Baker, like 7-year old Jori Lirette, was disabled. She had to use a prosthetic limb and wore a hearing aid.
These poor children who suffer at the hands of their parents’ significant others are often only mentioned in news stories to be gawked at by readers and then forgotten once the next big story breaks. It’s sad to think that this child, who was already dealt a raw deal in life, suffered at the hands of someone who was simply poking around with his mother. Where was this child’s biological father? What happened to him the day this monster took his life?
The suspect, who confessed to the crime, is 30-year old Jeremiah Wright. It will be interesting to learn the details of this case as they develop.
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