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Prosecutors: Man attacked, killed mother in her Newark home

November 30, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Newark man attacked and killed his mother in her city home.

Essex County prosecutors say 38-year-old Al Andre Cowart faces murder and weapons charges in the death of 64-year-old Janet Cowart.

They say the attack occurred around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, and Janet Cowart was pronounced dead a short time later. But they haven’t said what spurred the attack, citing the ongoing investigation.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Al Andre Cowart apparently wasn’t injured in the incident. It wasn’t known Friday if he’s retained an attorney.


This version corrects to show Al Andre Cowart is 38, not 28 as originally reported by prosecutor’s office.

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