Man Accused Of Killing Father, Stabbing Mother Over Fast Food Order

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Jefferson Parish, LA (AP) – Authorities say a man 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.

John Fortunato, a sheriff’s office spokesman in Jefferson Parish, says 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft.

In Mississippi, Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel says Pritchett was arrested 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.

View more on the story from our sister station WJTV, in Jackson, Mississippi.

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