ATLANTIC CITY (KRON) — A New Jersey man who served 30-years for killing his neighbor as a teenager is back in custody now charged with killing his mom.
45-year old Steven Pratt was just released from prison on Friday after serving a full 30-year sentence for the 1984 murder of a neighbor. Police say Sunday night Pratt beat his 64-year old mother to death in the home they were sharing.
Prosecutors say Gwendolyn Pratt died of “massive blunt head injuries.”
Witnesses at Pratt’s original trial says he got int a fight with his neighbor which his mom broke up. That’s when Pratt pulled a gun and shot the neighbor in the head.
Pratt remains in jail on $1 million cash bail.
(Copyright 2014, KRON 4, All rights reserved.)