The dentist who shot and killed a Tennessee teenager after killing his parents was a dental assistant who had previously worked in the state’s capital, Nashville, and in the county where he lived.
Dentist and dentist-elect, Dr. Joseph Ritchie, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
The charges against Ritchie were announced in a press conference Thursday.
They included first-degree murder, reckless conduct, and other charges.
Ritchie is also charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
He was released on bond after posting $100,000 bond.
According to court documents, Ritchie and his family moved to Nashville in 2010, where he worked at a dental office called Dentistry First and was a member of the Dentistry Guild.
He then moved to his current location in Nashville.
Riley was a certified dentist who also worked in hospitals.
He had worked for the state of Tennessee since 1999.
Ricky had been on a list of people to be removed from the state after a report of a possible sexual assault, but the state had no evidence of that, and no charges were filed.
In addition to the state, Rickey had been removed from his dental practice in Tennessee, where the family was from, and had not been working in Nashville since 2010, according to a press release from the Davidson County District Attorney’s office.
The district attorney’s office did not release any other information about the investigation.
Rickey, who was born in the United Kingdom, was working as a dental intern at the Dentist Guild when he shot and seriously injured 14-year-old Noah Ritchie on February 2.
He was arrested shortly after and taken to a hospital, where police found Noah Rryceys remains.
He is being held on $10 million bond, according the press release.