Door-to-door lawyer kills Jackson, NJ resident, cops say

JACKSON — A Verizon door-to-door sales attorney stabbed a man to death during a street confrontation early Thursday night.

Michael Tsamas, 32, of the Laurence Harbor section of the Old Bridge, knocked on the door of Joseph Delgardio’s home on the West Veterans Highway near Conor Road in Jackson around 6:15 p.m. Delgardio told Tsamas that he was not interested and Tsamas left the property, according to Ocean County Attorney Bradley Billhimer.

Shortly after, Delgardio, 44, confronted the lawyer in the street and began to fight. Tsamas pulled a knife from his pocket and fatally stabbed the resident in the neck, according to Billhimer.

Billhimer did not reveal what led to the confrontation between Delgardio and Tsamas.

Tsamas was taken into custody without incident and charged with first degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held at the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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