Ronald Pritchett, pictured above, has been arrested by the police after he stabbed his father to death and wounded his mother in a Thanksgiving Eve fight over dinner. The 32-year-old from Mississippi was visiting his family in Gretna, Louisiana, on Wednesday when he allegedly became angry and aggressive during the row.
Police said he grabbed a knife and fatally stabbed his father Percival, 58, in the chest before attacking his terrified mother Renta, 57, he then fled the family home in his father's Chevrolet Suburban. He was arrested the following morning at his home in Purvis in Mississippi, police said.
Neighbors said they saw a woman covered in blood running out into the street. When police arrived at the scene, they found Renta lying near the staircase on the first floor with multiple stab wounds to her head.
The body of Percival, a father-of-six, was discovered in an upstairs bedroom with several stab wounds to his chest. Renta was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.