A man has been arrested for stabbing his parents during a fight over food in Louisiana.
According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the man identified as Ronald Pritchett from Purvis, Mississippi, flew into a rage while having dinner with his parents, 58-year-old Percival Pritchett and 57-year-old Renta Pritchett and stabbed them.
The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Bellemeade Boulevard.
Ronald went to visit his parents for dinner but became angry that they didn’t give him any fast food. He 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. His mother was taken to a University Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
Ronald was booked into the Lamar County jail, where he is being held pending a bail hearing. He has been charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft.