According to The Press of Atlantic City, 45-year-old convicted murderer Steven Pratt beat his mother to death during an argument just two days after being released from prison.
Authorities allege that his mother, Gwendolyn Pratt, was found dead at her home around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy report confirmed that she died from massive blunt injuries to the head.
“It’s so devastating,” a neighbor, RuanTilghman-Pugh, told the paper. “You just never know what people are going through.”
The Pratt family was having a welcome home party for the convict when things took an ugly turn following a dispute over where he was going to live.
Back in 1984, when the newly-released criminal was only 15, he shot and killed his next-door neighbor and was charged with first-degree murder.
He is currently being held on $1 million bail.