Monday, May 27, 2013

Paul Novak strangled wife and destroyed evidence by burning down house in perfect murder until suspicious new girlfriend went to police five years later'

A New York EMT is accused of killing his estranged wife by strangling her then setting her home on fire with her in it.

The 2008 inferno in Narrowsburg that left Catherine Novak dead was originally written off as a tragic accident. But, last September, Paul Novak's former girlfriend told police that he had confessed to her that he had murdered the mother of his children.

Novak, 45, and a fellow EMT, Scott Sherwood, 40, who allegedly helped him follow through with his plot, are now charged with murder and their trial is expected to begin in July.