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Man arrested in killing of aunt in Hempstead: police

Posted at 5:58 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 12:54:25-04

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. –– A man was charged Wednesday in the killing of his aunt, whose body was found the previous night, according to Hempstead police.

Cops say a woman was killed inside a Hempstead home on May 17, 2016.

A call for a disturbance at 115 Harvard St. in Hempstead around 9 p.m. Tuesday led to the discovery of the female victim, Nassau County cops said.

The woman, identified by police as Taracker McClendon, 59, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Hempstead woman’s cause of death is not yet known.

McCledon’s nephew, Kevin Pratt, 24, has since been arrested, police said.

He faces charges of second-degree murder and will be arraigned Thursday, according to police.

Police did not provide additional information on the initial dispute call, or a possible motive for the killing.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the homicide to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.