Man Found Guilty of Stabbing 'Messy' Wife 84 Times & Dressing Her Like a Pig

messy sink full of dirty dishes
A 67-year-old New Jersey man was convicted this week for the 2010 murder of his wife, who was stabbed 84 times with an 8-inch kitchen knife and put into a pig mask. Apparently Anthony Novellino didn't think his wife Judith Novellino was a very good housekeeper.

They had actually just gone through a messy divorce when Judith returned to her Danville, New Jersey, marital home to gather her things. Also messy, according to both lawyers on the case, was the couple's home. Anthony had sent photos of their scattered home to friends, and Judith's allegedly poor housekeeping skills were a big source of tension in their split.

Anthony was convicted for "murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering his own apprehension, and tampering with evidence." He hasn't been sentenced yet but could face life in prison for his crime.

His lawyer, Michael Priarone, has said he will no longer represent him, so take that for what you will. He had tried to get the charge downgraded to manslaughter by way of temporary insanity, but to no avail.

Prosecutors made their case that "the grisly, calculated nature" of the murder was undeniable. Prosecutor Margaret Calderwood said a person would have to be well aware of what they were doing to "methodically go to the closet and pull out a pig mask and put it on [the victim]."

Dang, this guys sounds like he was a real peach to live with. No wonder she gave up on the housework and eventually got divorced.

What kind of sentence do you think this crime should get?


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Jozemom Jozemom

This guy really puts the freak in neat freak. 

IHear... IHeartCake

Men who murder their ex-wives just don't want their ex-wives to go have a happy life.  He was probably a total slob who never did anything whatsoever, expected her to wait on him hand-and-foot, and was probably verbally and emotionally abusive, if not physically.    He probably made messes all day and then used the fact that she didn't want to clean up after him all day against her. 

But even if she was a hoarder and he a neat freak, all he had to do was wish her well, file for divorce, and move on.  The fact that he put a pig mask on her after stabbing her 80-something times proves he didn't see her as a valuable human with feelings. 

I would be shocked if he didn't always treat her horribly. He killed her in a horrible way and for that he deserves at least the rest of his life in prison.


Jozemom - that's terrible! I hate that I laughed.

Poor woman. What a twisted man her husband is. I agree with IHeartCake (and I love your username!).

Lisa Griffin

hi My name is lisa griffin:and I think he should have prisonment for this forever.


drink... drinkme8184

So why didnt he step up and clean the fucking house?  Why was it all on his wife?  Sounds like he is a giant old man baby who wants a mommy type to look after him and clean up all his shit.  And when he didnt get it, he threw a tantrum.  I hope he gets what is coming to him in prison.


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