2 dead in Lakewood murder-suicide

January 9, 2008 8:31:10 AM PST
Police say two are dead in Lakewood after a man stabbed a woman to death before turning the knife on himself.

Police were called to an apartment Tuesday evening for a 911 call reporting a stabbing in progress. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says the first officers to arrive found 29-year-old Tesha Lightsey dead of multiple stab wounds.

They also saw 32-year-old Bernard Burgess climb out a second-floor window and jump to the ground. Authorities say he had several self-inflicted stab wounds, and was taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The prosecutor says Lightsey obtained a restraining order against Burgess last Thursday ordering him to stay away from her.