Man arrested in death of Murphysboro couple

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the son of a Murphysboro couple found dead in their home early Monday morning, and charged him with two counts of first degree murder.

Officials got an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Keith Ritcheson of Murphysboro Thursday in connection with the death of his parents, Burl and Brenda Ritcheson. The investigation revealed the Keith Ritcheson shot his parents to death in their rural Murphysboro home during the overnight hours between Sunday and Monday. He lived with his parents and made the initial 911 call.

Sheriff’s investigators found Keith Ritcheson around 11pm Thursday night and charged him with the crime. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail where he is being held on $1 million bond.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.