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Man kills his mother two days after completing 30 year sentence for murdering his neighbor

By Mason White 1:57 PM February 19, 2016
Steven Pratt 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after killing his mother just two days after being released from prison, police in New Jersey said.

Now, 47-year-old Steven Pratt of Atlantic City, has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

According to the police investigation, 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt hosted a welcome home party for her son two days after completing a 30 year sentence for killing his neighbor Michael Anderson.

After the party, the mother and son began arguing before he killed his mother. Police found the dead body of the mother the following day.

Steven Pratt was still at the scene, and he was arrested. In court, Steven Pratt told the judge that he failed and didn’t want a trial.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Steven Pratt killed his neighbor after an argument about making noise late at night outside their apartment building.