In the paperwork she filed for her divorce from Anthony Novellino, Judith Novellino described him as a “controlling, verbally abusive man who made her fear for her safety,” reports NJ.com. The couple had a 37-year marriage. The divorce was finalized this month.
Judith and Anthony Novellino lived in Denville, NJ. This upscale town is a bucolic place. But no one ever really knows what goes on behind closed doors in a marriage. Domestic violence occurs everywhere.
Anthony Novellino is a “person of interest” in the investigation of the murder of his former wife, Judith. She was stabbed over 80 times. Whoever killed her was expressing a lot of rage. Typically in this type of crime, with extreme violence, the murderer knew the victim; it probably was not a random crime.
Description of Anthony Novellino
Anthony Novellino is age 63. He has a silver mustache and dark hair with silver at the sides of his face. He has a Mazda Miati, which is a black convertible with a beige top. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Call 911 if you see him. To see a photo of Anthony Novellino please go HERE.
Contact Police with Information
If you have any information about this crime or the whereabouts of Anthony Novellino, call the Denville Police at 973-627-4900 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-2900.
Judith Novellino Wanted a New Life
Judith had recently moved into her own apartment. She was on a quest for a new life with independence and a return to happiness. That new life was stolen from her by whoever killed her. Kudos to Judith for breaking free of an abusive husband. She made a brave move to reclaim her life. That makes it all the more tragic that she was killed.
Who Killed Judith Novellino?
Was she killed by her husband? Many women who decide to divorce their husband are later killed by him. Some men cannot handle a woman wanting to break free of their domination and react with violence.
Do you believe in the death penalty for murder? I do. I think it is perhaps the only way the outrageous murder rate in America could begin to decline. If a murder charge can be proved via DNA and other evidence I think the death penalty should be used.
If you are experiencing domestic violence in a relationship or marriage seek help and let your friends and family know. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24-hours a day. Call: 1-800-787-3224.
If someone has been violent or verbally abusive leave the relationship. Domestic violence often escalates. If he is hitting you now he may kill you later. And once you leave a violent partner or spouse do not have any contact with them alone. If you need to retrieve belongings from the residence ask a police officer to accompany you.
If a partner has shown rage during the relationship, ending it could provoke an even more enormous level of rage. If a former partner or spouse is stalking you or bothering you in any way document it in a log and notify the police.
For the sake of your life and the lives of your kids, take action if you are in a violent relationship and marriage. It is not easy to make major changes in life, but you must protect yourself. Love is not violence. If he’s cruel to you or hitting you he does not love you. End the relationship.
To read more about the signs of an abusive relationship go HERE.
NDVH (Domestic Abuse information)