A now 22-year-old woman could spend the rest of her life behind bars after being found guilty of stabbing and killing her high school boyfriend three years ago.
It took a Camden County jury just three hours of deliberations to convict Paige Pfefferle Thursday of murder, weapons offenses and hindering apprehension in the death of 21-year-old Matthew Hus.
She'll face at least 30 years in prison without parole and could get a life sentence during a hearing scheduled for Nov. 15.
Pfefferle and Hus met at Audubon High School where she was a cheerleader and he was a wrestler.
According to police, on Sept. 4, 2010 the couple got into an argument over whether Pfefferle should move onto campus at La Salle University -- she was taking classes at the Philly university at the time -- or live at home with her parents.
Pfefferle told police she picked up a knife to scare Hus and that when he turned around, he walked into it. However, prosecutors argued she grabbed the butcher knife and plunged it into Hus' chest -- something evidenced by medical examiner findings.
Hus' best friend, Tim Tole, says he tried to talk Matt out of going over to Paige's house the night of the incident.
"I told him, 'don't go. You're not gonna wake up tomorrow if you go.'"