Murderer who put pig mask on his dead ex-wife's face loses appeal

MORRISTOWN — An appellate court has rejected the appeal of a Morris County man who was convicted of stabbing his ex-wife 84 times before placing a pig mask on her face.

Anthony Novellino, 70, of Denville, was sentenced in September 2014 to 50 years in state prison for a crime the judge said was so “heinous, cold and depraved” that it went “beyond murder.”

Authorities say Anthony Novellino attacked his ex-wife in a second-floor bathroom of their home on June 19, 2010, stabbing her repeatedly while she was on the floor including one wound that was 10 inches deep.  

Judith Novellino’s murder occurred 11 days after …read more

Source: Morris

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