MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been convicted on two counts of attempted murder and numerous other charges in the stabbings of his ex-girlfriend and her new beau nearly two years ago.

Robert Terc of Roxbury faces more than 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced Aug. 19.

Morris County Prosecutors said Terc had a knife and an imitation gun with him when he entered the woman’s home in the middle of the night in July 2009, three weeks after she had ended their relationship.

He then struggled with her new beau and stabbed him at least 12 times. The woman was also stabbed several times, but fled the house with her two young children and called authorities.

The jury returned its verdict Thursday, after deliberating over four days.

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  1. jb says:

    how is it a “fatal” stabbing as the headline says? maybe i misread but it looks like it says the girlfriend escaped, but the headline says he killed her…no? anyway…

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