- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Wakefield man fatally stabbed his estranged wife before stabbing himself and jumping to his death from the ninth story of his apartment building.

Police responded to the Colonial Point apartments at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday to find 45-year-old Christine Giordano suffering from multiple stab wounds in the building’s lobby. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

At about the same time, 42-year-old Daniel Burns was found outside the building after apparently stabbing himself and jumping from the ninth-floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and police Chief Richard Smith say Giordano and Burns were married but estranged. Giordano, who lived in Malden, had apparently gone to the apartment in an effort to reconcile.

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