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UPDATE: Plover man charged in stepfather's death

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A 77-year-old Plover man was sleeping on the floor of his living room when his stepson came in, said nothing and began hitting him with an aluminum baseball bat, a witness told police according to court records.

No motive for the attack was clear as the stepson had "no comment" when police asked him about it as he stood outside the home he shared with his mother and stepfather, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.

Andrew Pray, 32, was charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in the May 26 attack of Christopher Bonnstetter, who died Tuesday from the injuries, according to court records.

Pray is set to make his initial court appearance Monday, online Portage County court records show.

Pray's mother, Jennifer Pray, told investigators she witnessed the afternoon attack and saw her son hit Bonnstetter three or four times, the complaint said.

She described these sounds as a 'thunk,' and said they were really loud,” the complaint said.

A neighbor who rushed to the scene before police arrived said he saw Bonnstetter on the floor in a pool of blood and Pray “was standing there in the living room but was not moving or saying anything,” the complaint said.

The neighbor told police that Pray's mother told him that her son "just flipped," the complaint said.  

Police found an Easton brand bat behind a recliner chair in the living room, the complaint said. Andrew Pray was arrested without incident.

No attorney was listed for Pray in online court records. Pray remained in jail on a $250,000 cash bond.


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