Fast Food IS Bad for Your Health

32-year-old Ronald Pritchett

32-year-old Ronald Pritchett

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Authorities say a Mississippi man is accused in Louisiana of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn’t get any for him.

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

Danny Rigel (REE-guhl) is sheriff for Lamar County, Mississippi. He 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 Renitta Pritchett, were stabbed Wednesday at their home in unincorporated Gretna.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Aleis Tusa says Renitta Pritchett was released after treatment.

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.

I won’t pretend to know everything that went on in this household for the last 32-years, but when your own kids are killing you because they didn’t get a Happy Meal, then you likely not only failed as a parent, but maybe you are the architect of your own doom.

  • UCSPanther

    Goes to show that there are stupid, violent and insane people out there who will commit heinous acts over some of the most trivial things…

  • andycanuck

    To be fair, I’d refuse to convict over that too.

    • El Martyachi

      … am gonna grab an RPG for the next time I ask for ketchup in the bag and they don’t cooperate at the drive thru. It’s the only way to get through sometimes.

      • El Martyachi

        That is, if I drove, ate drive-thru, liked ketchup or knew how to fire RPGs…which of course I don’t.

        • andycanuck

          It doesn’t stop the Moslems, El M. 🙂

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It is the only way to get through.
        I can’t tell you how many times I have been shorted a dipping sauce at McDonald’s and decided that EVERYONE in the restaurant must now die.
        Take everything personal, and then dial it all up to 11.
        It’s the only way to get through life!

  • Minicapt

    … undercooked collard greens, every time!


  • canminuteman

    I bet of the people who have tattoos in the middle of their foreheads, more of them are in prison than not. It’s a good indicator of likely criminal tendencies.

    • Millie_Woods

      You’re right. I don’t know what kind of people his parents were but a tattoo between the eyes says a lot about a persons social mindset.

  • Shebel

    The food is not Halal !

  • Alain

    What happened to black lives matter?

  • Cat-astrophe

    Mental illness. First clue for me was the tattoo.

  • Brett_McS

    Somehow I think we are going to be seeing more of this sort of thing, as Generation Narcissist takes revenge on its indulgent parents.