Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:38 PM by Melissa Moore
Updated: Feb 14, 2014 12:38 PM
Jeremiah Wright, who killed and decapitated his 7-year-old son Jori Lirette, was found not guilty Friday by reason of insanity, the district attorney whose office prosecuted him said.
Wright will be confined at the state mental health facility in Jackson until doctors determine he is not a threat to himself or others, said Cam Morvant, district attorney for Lafourche Parish.
Lirette, who had cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheelchair, was killed on Aug. 14, 2011. His severed head was found in the yard outside the family's home in Thibodaux.
Morvant said five forensic psychologists, two of them hired by prosecutors, agreed that Wright was psychotic and delusional at the time of the crime. He thought his son was a plastic robot, Morvant said.