Ex-Husband Convicted in Woman's Pig Mask Murder

Anthony Novellino faces at least 30 years in prison when he's sentenced on Sept. 12

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    Morris County Prosecutor's Office
    In this undated photo provided by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Anthony Novellino is shown.

    A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.

    Jurors in Morris County deliberated about three hours over two days before reaching the verdict on Wednesday.

    The Star-Ledger of Newark reports 66-year-old Anthony Novellino sat still with a sad expression on his face when the verdict was read.

    Prosecutors say Novellino attacked his ex-wife, Judith, at their home in June 2010. They had recently finalized their divorce, and Judith was packing items to take to her apartment when she was stabbed.

    Judith Novellino, 62, was a teacher at Morris Catholic High School in Denville.Their adult daughter found her body.

    Anthony Novellino was captured several days after the killing in Washington state, where he fled to meet a woman he had been communicating with online.

    He faces at least 30 years in prison when he's sentenced on Sept. 12.