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Keith Ritcheson, 40, of Murphysboro was charged with two counts in first degree murder in connection to the Monday deaths of his parents, Brenda and Burl Ritcheson, according to Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators arrested Ritcheson at 11 p.m. Thursday. The investigation revealed that he allegedly shot his parents to death in their rural Murphysboro home during the overnight hours between Sunday and Monday. He lived with his parents and was the initial call to 911.

Ritcheson is being held on $1 million bond at Jackson County Jail.

— The Southern

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