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Vigil, funeral set for beheaded Thibodaux child

4 years ago August 20, 2011 Aug 20, 2011 Saturday, August 20 2011 Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:14:17 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La.- A candlelight vigil for a 7-year-old disabled boy who was beheaded and dismembered is planned for Sunday. A funeral for the boy is scheduled for Tuesday.

The vigil will take place at 7 p.m. in Peltier Park in Thibodaux.

Jori Lirette, a wheelchair-user and second-grader with cerebral palsy, was killed a week ago. Police say his father, 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright, confessed to the killing. He was booked with first-degree murder and is being held on $5 million bond in the boy's death.

On Sunday, participants plan to join in prayer, and the boy's family has been asked to share stories about Jori.

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