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.