The police told The Press of Atlantic City that Steven Pratt, 45, is undergoing murder charges for a second time after he was released from jail for less than 48 hours.
Investigators discovered Gwendolyn Pratt, 64, dead in her home Sunday morning. They said she appeared to have died of severe head injuries. Steven Pratt was arrested in the home when they found his mother’s dead body.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said an autopsy performed on Gwendolyn’s body by the state’s medical examiner’s office determined she died of massive blunt injuries to the head.
Her son is being held on $1 million cash bail in the Atlantic County jail.
The Associated Press reports that Steven Pratt was released from prison Friday after serving 15 years of a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder.