Officials say a New Jersey man was convicted of murder this week for the brutal 2010 slaying of his ex-wife.
According to Reuters, Anthony Novellino, 67, killed Judith Novellino, 62, in Jun. 2010 after the couple had divorced. When she returned to their Danville, N.J. home, he reportedly stabbed her 84 times with an eight-inch blade, then used a pig mask to cover her face. Reuters adds that Novellino's ire was triggered by claims that his wife maintained a messy house during their marriage:
Attorneys for both sides said Anthony Novellino had emailed photos of the unkempt condition of the home to friends and relatives and had complained that Judith Novellino kept a sloppy home, which was a sticking point in their divorce proceedings.
In addition to murder, Novellino was convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence, and hindering his own apprehension. He'll be sentenced on Sep. 12 and faces life in prison.
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