A man rejected the efforts by a door-to-door salesman and it ended with the homeowner being stabbed to death, prosecutors said.
Last week, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced charges against Michael Tsamas, 32 in connection to the death of Joseph Delgardio.
Around 6:15 p.m. on May 26, police in Jackson Township, New Jersey, responded to a highway for a man lying in the road in a pool of blood, according to prosecutors.
When officers arrived, they found Delgardio with a severe wound to his neck.
Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and Delgardio was pronounced dead at the scene, prosecutors said.
Investigators determined Tsamas was hired by Verizon to solicit customers door-to-door, according to prosecutors. Tasmas knocked on Delgardio’s door and the victim said he was not interested.
A short time later, the two men got into a confrontation on the street and Tsamas stabbed the victim, according to prosecutors. The suspect was arrested at the scene.
Officers charged Tsamas with murder and he was booked into jail.