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Man Convicted in Ex-Wife'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.