A jury on Thursday convicted Philip Castagna of conspiring to murder Joyce Leopold as their marriage was ending in divorce. He was taken from court in handcuffs.
The suspended Bordentown City police chief, who turns 49 on Saturday, faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced on Dec. 3.
He was retried on the charge after a jury in 2009 failed to reach a verdict.
The Plainsboro resident was accused of hiring a friend to kidnap and murder his wife.
Information from: Courier-Post