NJ man indicted in fatal stabbing of ex-wife

March 6, 2011 12:59:03 PM PST
A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times last summer and covering her face with a Halloween pig mask has been indicted on murder and weapons charges

Anthony Novellino also faces a tampering with physical evidence charge in the indictment handed up Friday by a Morris County grand jury. The 63-year-old Denville man could face life in prison without parole if convicted.

Prosecutors say Novellino attacked his wife, Judith, in their home last June. They had recently finalized their divorce and Judith Novellino, a high school English teacher, was packing items to take to her apartment when he snuck in the home and stabbed her.

Her body was found the next day by their adult daughter.

Novellino was captured several days later in Washington state.