Man Allegedly Murders Mom Three Days After Release from 30-Year Murder Sentence

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.

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