NY man charged in woman’s death

41-year-old accused of stabbing Everett resident with kitchen knife during dispute

EVERETT — A New York resident faces charges of first-degree murder, criminal homicide and aggravated assault after the stabbing death of an Everett woman.

Bernard Harry Jones Jr., 41, of Bronx, N.Y., is accused of fatally stabbing Lekevia Bush, 41, with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute about 2 a.m. Tuesday at 507 W. Main St. Police and other emergency personnel responded to a 911 call.

Bush was transported to UPMC Bedford Memorial hospital where she was pronounced dead about 5 a.m. by Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer.

Styer ruled the manner of death as homicide and the cause of death was exsanguination, or bleeding out, because of multiple sharp force injuries.

Jones reportedly fled the area after the stabbing. He was taken into custody when his vehicle was spotted on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County, 150 miles east of the scene of the crime, a police news release states.

Jones was taken to the state police station in Embreeville, where he reportedly confessed to the stabbing during an interview.

Jones will be transported back to Bedford County where he is to be arraigned on charges of criminal homicide, murder of the first degree and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jones will not have the option of bail.

A preliminary hearing for Jones has been set for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Tonya Osman.