Son arrested in couple’s killing

Jackson County authorities say a Murphysboro man shot and killed his parents.

Investigators arrested 40 year old Keith Ritcheson. He’s charged with first degree murder in the deaths of Burl and Brenda Ritcheson. Authorities say Keith shot his parents sometime between Sunday August 13 and Monday August 14, and eventually called 911 to report the deaths.

Ritcheson was arrested about 11 last night at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with two counts of first-degree murder, with . He’s being held on 1 million dollars bond.