A Denville, NJ man facing murder charges for allegedly killing his wife has requested a new attorney in his case.
Just one month before his murder trial was scheduled to start, Anthony Novellino filed a request for new legal representation.
The request came two weeks after a Morris County Superior Court judge ruled that the prosecution in the case can use nearly all of Novellino’s statements to police and neighbors. According to prosecutors, Novellino told police in recorded interviews that he stabbed his 62-year-old wife to death.
Novellino’s wife was killed in the couple’s home on June 19, 2010. She had returned to the home to retrieve her belongings following a contentious divorce.
Novellino told the court that he requested new legal representation because he does not believe his state-appointed defense attorney has enough time to devote to his case.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Denville Man Wants New Attorney in 2010 Stabbing Death of Wife.“
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