Boy beheaded: Dad allegedly threatened son as baby

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mother of a disabled boy who was beheaded on Sunday wrote — when he was less than six months old — that his father wanted him dead because the baby was suffering.

Jesslyn Lirette’s statement in September 2004 brought a restraining order against Jeremiah Wright from a Lafourche Parish judge.

Lirette also got an order against Wright in April 2004 — six days before Jori Lirette’s premature birth.

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But she apparently let the orders lapse.

Wright has been booked with murder of the 7-year-old, whose head was placed in his front yard.

According to a police lieutenant’s sworn statement, Jori was killed shortly after Lirette left to get her truck, saying she was going to move Wright out of their house.