Monroe Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Neighbor To Death

NEW BRUNSWICK – A Monroe man pleaded guilty last week a charge of fatally stabbing his neighbor in her home more than two years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.

Warren Burkey, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of murder, admitting he took two knives from the kitchen of the home of Theresa Wysokowski, 48, stabbed her multiple times, intended to kill her and caused her death on May 7, 2010.

Burkey, a warehouse worker who lived next door to the victim, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 27, by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto to 30 years in a New Jersey state prison with no chance for parole.

In addition, the defendant will be placed on parole for five years following his release on May 7, 2040.

The guilty plea was entered during a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick after an agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Mannion.

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