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New Jersey man pleads guilty to killing his mother two day after he’s released from 30-year-prison term

February 18, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
New Jersey man pleads guilty to killing his mother two day after he’s released from 30-year-prison term

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A New Jersey man who served a 30-year jail term for killing a neighbor when he was 15-years-old pleaded guilty on Wednesday for his role in the death of his mother,ich took place a mere two days after he was released from prison.

Steven Pratt was 15 when he was first convicted in 1986 of killing his next-door neighbor Michael Anderson at an apartment building after He was tried as an adult.

Now at the age of 47, Pratt has pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter for the October 2014 death of his mother 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt, at their home in Atlantic City.

Authorities said autopsy results showed the woman had died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Fighting back tears, Pratt admitted his guilt in court and told the judge he didn’t want a trial.

The judge sentenced Pratt to 25-years in prison. He must serve 85% of his sentence before he can be eligible for parole.

Court documents shows that after Pratt and Anderson had got into an argument; Pratt went back to the man’s apartment with a pipe. However, Anderson took the pipe out of his hands and bloodied his face.

He then returned with a friend’s gun and fired two shots, hitting Anderson in the face and shoulder. He died days after the shooting. Pratt said after the incident that Anderson was like a father-figure to him.

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