Law enforcement personnel have said that Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, father of the boy, has confessed to the killing, which included bludgeoning Jori and dismembering his body before the remains were left in a garbage can in front of their 7th Street home. The body parts had been wrapped in plastic.
Jori's head had been left by the side of the road for his mother, Jesslyn Lirette, to see but police arrived first and removed it, according to media reports, which also said Wright was still near the home when a passing motorists saw the boy's head and called police.
Jori, 7 years old, suffered cerebral palsy, was wheelchair bound, and had a feeding tube and limited speech. He attended South Thibodaux Elementary School.
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