Region 8 son attacks dad with knife; dad shoots son; son sentenced to jail

Ricky Lee McCurter Provided by Dunklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Ricky Lee McCurter Provided by Dunklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.

DUNKLIN, COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 man has pleaded guilty to assaulting his father with a knife during an argument in November.

According to the Dunklin County Prosecutor's Office, Ricky Lee McCurter, Jr. pled guilty to attacking his father with a knife during an argument. McCurter ,Jr. was sentenced to six years in prison.

Investigators say in November Ricky Lee McCurter, Jr. attacked his dad with a knife before his dad shot him.

Investigators have ruled McCurter, Sr. shot his son in self defense.

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