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Man stabs his father and mother because they didn’t buy him fast food

By Mason White 11:19 AM November 27, 2015
Ronald Pritchett 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly stabbing his father and mother during a fight over food, police in Louisiana said.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested Ronald Pritchett of Purvis, Mississippi, after being accused of flying into a rage while having dinner with his parents, 58-year-old Percival Pritchett and 57-year-old Renta Pritchett.

Ronald Pritchett was charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft. He was booked into the Lamar County jail, where he is being held pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Bellemeade Boulevard.

Ronald Pritchett came to visit his parents for dinner, but he became angry that they didn’t give him any fast food. Ronald Pritchett then armed himself with a knife and went to confront his parents who locked themselves in their bedroom.

Upon discovering the bedroom door locked, Ronald Pritchett kicked the door in and began stabbing his mother and father.

He then fled the scene in his father’s car. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the mother near a staircase on the first floor of the house.

She had multiple stab wounds to the head. Officers then went to a room on the second floor, where they found the father with multiple stab wounds in the chest.

He was taken to the Ochsner Westbank Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The mother was taken to University Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.