Despite his cerebral palsy, little Jori Lirette was not an overwhelming challenge to care for, his devastated mom Jesslyn Lirette says.
The seven-year-old was found decapitated and dismembered, allegedly at the hands of his father Jeremiah Wright, who police say has confessed to the crime and who was yesterday charged with first degree murder.
“Jori had a good life. He was never any trouble. He was very happy and very loved,” his mother told the Tri-Parish Times.
“He would get down and roll around on the floor and have fun,” Jesslyn added. “He was not confined to a wheelchair. He could move the wheels to get himself anywhere he wanted to be. The wheelchair made him free.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Wright is said to have told cops he was “tired of caring for Jori,” who also needed a feeding tube.
The brutal crime — Jori’s head was left along the side of a road for all to see — has shocked and horrified his Louisiana neighborhood.
Jeremiah Wright faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the crime.