Man from Plover to be charged with homicide in beating death

CREATED Jun 6, 2014

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PLOVER, Wis. (AP) -- A Portage County prosecutor says he will file a homicide charge against a Plover man accused of beating his stepfather with a baseball bat.

Thirty-two-year-old Andrew Pray is being held in the Portage County Jail on $250,000 bond. Authorities say he attacked 77-year-old Christopher Bonnstetter and hit him in the head and chest with the bat last week. Bonnstetter died Tuesday night at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Assistant District Attorney Cass Cousins says Pray will be charged with first-degree intentional homicide Friday. Police haven't revealed a motive for the attack.

Court records did not list an attorney for Pray.