Woman Guilty of Killing Her High School Sweetheart




    Paige Pfefferle faces at least 30 years in prison after being found guilty of stabbing her high school sweetheart Matthew Hus to death in 2010. (Published Friday, Sept. 27, 2013)

    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.

    Sweetheart Stabbing Victim: "He Was A Great Person All Around"

    [PHI] Sweetheart Stabbing Victim: "He Was A Great Person All Around"
    Friends talk about stabbing victim, Matt Hus and how he was a gentle giant and great friend. His longtime girlfriend, Paige Pfefferle is accused of putting a knife in his heart. Matt's viewing is Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Maternity Church of the Emmaus Catholic Community, 431 W. Nicholson Road, Audubon. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010)

    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.'"


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