Release* Date: November 28, 2012
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: November 28, 2012
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today
In addition, Warren Burkey, (DOB 1/26/78) of 1656 Perrineville Road, Monroe, will be placed on parole for five years after he completes his 30-year prison sentence under the term handed down on November 27, 2012, in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto.
The sentence was imposed after Burkey pleaded guilty on October 5, 2012, 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 had been a warehouse worker who lived next door to the victim.
guilty plea was entered during a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
investigation into the homicide began when police were alerted by a 911 call
from the victim’s home at
Ms. Wysokowski was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that the victim died from multiple stab wounds.
Burkey was charged during the investigation by Detective Griffin Banos of the Monroe Police Department and Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined that about a month prior to the homicide, Burkey began renting a room from the victim’s mother, who owns the house next door to Ms. Wysokowski’s residence.