Man ac­cused of at­tack­ing par­ents over fast food

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

NEW OR­LEANS: Au­thor­i­ties say a man faces charges in Louisiana ac­cus­ing him of killing his fa­ther and stab­bing his mother be­cause they or­dered fast food and didn’t get any for him. Ron­ald Pritch­ett, 32, of Purvis, Mis­sis­sippi, faces charges of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, at­tempted sec­ond-de­gree mur­der and auto theft in the New Or­leans sub­urb of Jef­fer­son Parish, said Col. John For­tu­nato, spokesman for the sher­iff there.

For­tu­nato Per­ci­val Pritch­ett, 58, and his wife, Renitta Pritch­ett, 57, were stabbed Wed­nes­day at their home in un­in­cor­po­rated Gretna. Renitta Pritch­ett was treated and re­leased, Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter spokes­woman Aleis Tusa said. For­tu­nato said in a news release that Pritch­ett be­came en­raged about food. Asked by email for more de­tails, he replied, “They or­dered food from a fast food restau­rant and didn’t in­clude him.”

Pritch­ett was ar­rested Thurs­day at a rel­a­tive’s home near the town of Purvis, Mis­sis­sippi, and waived ex­tra­di­tion to Louisiana, La­mar County Sher­iff Danny Rigel said. He said deputies checked sev­eral rel­a­tives’ homes be­fore lo­cat­ing Per­ci­val Pritch­ett’s tan Chevro­let Sub­ur­ban at a house where de­tec­tives were told Ron­ald Pritch­ett was in a “mother-in-law” out­build­ing. Af­ter evac­u­at­ing the house, he said, the tac­ti­cal team and K-9 units sur­rounded the smaller build­ing. Rigel said Pritch­ett re­fused to come out, so a dog was sent in. Pritch­ett was treated for mi­nor bites be­fore be­ing booked as a fugi­tive into the La­mar County jail, Rigel said. For­tu­nato said other rel­a­tives told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that Pritch­ett be­came en­raged about the food, grabbed a knife and went up­stairs to con­front his par­ents. They had locked their bed­room door against him, but he al­legedly kicked it open and be­gan stab­bing them, For­tu­nato said. He said both par­ents were stabbed mul­ti­ple times, Per­ci­val Pritch­ett in the chest and Renitta Pritch­ett in the head. — AP

Ron­ald Pritch­ett

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