Murphysboro Man Found Guilty in Shooting Death of His Parents

Keith Ritcheson / Photo: WMCL File

MURPHYSBORO – A Jackson County judge found a 41-year-old Murphysboro man guilty of killing his parents in the home the three of them shared.

Keith Ritcheson’s bench trial continued Thursday morning and after three days of testimony concluded around noon with the judge finding Ritcheson guilty of the August 2017 shooting deaths of his parents Burl and Brenda Ritcheson.

Keith Ritcheson will remain in the Jackson County Jail until his Nov. 9 sentencing.