A man, Ronald Pritchett, 32, has been charged in Louisiana with killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn’t get any for him. A sheriff’s spokesman John Fortunato, in Jefferson parish, says Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft.
Pritchett was arrested in Mississippi, Lamar County on Thursday at a relative’s home near the town of Purvis and has waived extradition to Louisiana. Fortunato says 58-year-old Percival Pritchett and his wife, 57-year-old Renta Pritchett, were stabbed Wednesday at their home in unincorporated Gretna.
University Medical Center spokeswoman Aleis Tusa says Renta Pritchett was released after treatment.