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It was Ramadan in August, 2011, and Nazish Noorani was out for a stroll with her husband and three year old son in Boonton, NJ. Five shots rang out and the young mother was dead. 

Her husband had arranged to have his girlfriend murder his wife. He had tried to kill her via black magic and had hoped to encourage her to commit suicide. When that didn't work, he arranged her murder. 

Nazish's sister, Lubna Choudhry said of Nazish's two children soon after her murder, "They keep expecting their mother to come back,' Choudhry said, adding that the 3-year-old who witnessed the shooting from his stroller said that his mother 'went to buy diapers and she is coming back.'" You can read an article written by Lubna about life without her beloved sister by clicking here.

Boonton Woman's Killer: I was Abused

by Ben Horowitz
January 20, 2015

In a case that attracted national attention, Parvaiz told investigators in a recorded statement that the shots came from a group of three men who called them terrorists.

As jury selection begins in the trail of Kashif Parvaiz for the murder of Nazish Noorani, the assertions made by the defendant show just how out-of-touch with reality Mr. Parvaiz seems to be.  Read More

Boonton Woman's Killer: I was Abused

by Peggy Wright
February 6, 2014
Source: Daily Record

Facing the man whose wife she admitted killing in Boonton, Antionette Stephen testified Thursday that ex-lover Kashif Parvaiz was abusive, used her financially, and claimed drug dealers out to hurt him had delivered a severed animal leg as a warning.

“The more stressed he was the more he’d lose his temper. He would hit me,” Stephen, 29, testified at a pre-trial hearing before Superior Court Judge Robert Gilson in Morristown.

Calling Parvaiz’s alleged abuse “lashing out,” Stephen, of Billerica, Mass., said, “It got to a point where he couldn’t control his temper anymore and I couldn’t take it anymore.”  Read More

Man Accused of Hiring Friend to Kill Wife in Boonton Hatched Similar Plan Before, Friend Said

by Ben Horowitz
February 6, 2014
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — Kashif Parvaiz, accused of hiring a friend to shoot his wife to death and wound him to make it look like a bias attack, had hatched a similar plot five months earlier when he asked to be attacked so he could provide a false story to police, the friend testified today.

Taking the witness stand for the first time during a pre-trial hearing in Superior Court in Morristown, Antionette Stephen said she and Parvaiz, of Brooklyn, started as friends but the relationship became “romantic” and stayed that way for a year until the shooting occurred.

Stephen, 29, of Billerica, Mass., has pleaded guilty to murder in the death of Parvaiz’s wife, Nazish Noorani, on a Boonton street in August 2011, and is expected to testify against him during his trial.  Read More

Ex-Girlfriend: Boonton Slay Suspect's Behavior was 'Eratic' 2 Days Before His Wife was Shot

by Ben Horowitz
January 15, 2014
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — Kashif Parvaiz, accused of conspiring to kill his wife on a Boonton street, was behaving in a “very erratic” and “unusual” manner two days before the August 2011 shooting, a woman who described herself as his former girlfriend and fiancée testified today.

During a conversation in a car, Parvaiz “was crying” and he “banged his head against the steering wheel and punched the windows. I became frightened,” Yelena Belorusets of Brooklyn testified during a pre-trial hearing.

Belorusets, who said she had been involved in a romantic relationship with Parvaiz for five years while he was married, said he was reacting to her decision to break up with him.

Belorusets said she decided to finally end the relationship because “He had been lying just too often.”   Read More

Witness: Defendant in Boonton Slaying Had Asked for Help to Poison His Wife

by Ben Horowitz
January 13, 2014
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — Kashif Parvaiz, accused of paying a Massachusetts woman to shoot his wife to death on a Boonton street in August 2011, had allegedly talked to the woman’s sister about poisoning his wife or having her detained in Pakistan.

Sandra Stephen, 27, of Billerica, Mass., whose sister, Antionette, 29, of Billerica, has pleaded guilty to murdering Parvaiz’s wife, testified today that while she was in India in the spring of 2011, Parvaiz contacted her and asked if she could obtain a poison that could be used on his wife, Nazish Noorani, 27.

Parvaiz, of Brooklyn, got in touch with her via a private message on Facebook and “requested” that she “look for a substance that could be injected into a person and go into the heart,” Stephen testified, noting the substance was to be used on his wife. Stephen said she made no attempt to acquire the poison.   Read More

Detective: Accused Killer Had Contacted 4 Black Magic Companies to Make Wife Disappear

by Ben Horowitz
January 02, 2014
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — A search of Kashif Pavaiz’s e-mails revealed that before he allegedly arranged to kill his wife on a Boonton street, he contacted a total of four black magic and voodoo companies in an effort to make Nazish Noorani either commit suicide, leave him, die accidentally or simply disappear, a detective testified today.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Detective Supervisor Christopher Vanadia testified in a pretrial hearing in which the prosecution is seeking to admit Parvaiz’s “prior bad acts” as evidence in his trial. Vanadia began his testimony three weeks ago and completed it today.

Parvaiz, accused of murder in the Aug. 16, 2011 shooting death of his wife, repeatedly sent e-mails between June and October 2009 to Kuma Hassan, leader of the Ancient Black Magic website, continually coming up with new suggestions and demanding results, according to Vanadia.   Read More

Recording Reveals Husband Admitted He Arranged to Have Wife Killed on Boonton Street

by Ben Horowitz
July 31, 2013
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — Kashif Parvaiz, accused of conspiring with a woman friend to shoot his wife to death and wound him on a Boonton street, admitted to an investigator that he hired someone to kill his wife, but initially said the friend was a man, a recording played in court revealed today.

Parvaiz’ numerous statements to former Morris County Prosecutor’s Capt. Jeffrey Paul about what happened on Aug. 16, 2011 were detailed today as Paul was on the witness stand for most of the day in Superior Court in Morristown. Ten audio recordings were played of interviews conducted on Aug. 17 and 18, 2011 at Morristown Medical Center, where Parvaiz was treated for his wounds.

Parvaiz, 28, of Brooklyn, said he and a male friend from Queens agreed “he would go out for a walk with his wife and she would be killed and he would be wounded,” Paul testified.   Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder in Shooting Death of Mom on Boonton Street

by Ben Horowitz
May 28, 2013
Source: The Star-Ledger

MORRISTOWN — A 28-year-old Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty two weeks ago to murdering a 27-year-old mother in a conspiracy with the father as the couple walked with their toddler son along a Boonton street in August 2011.

The plea agreement, entered on May 16 in Superior Court in Morristown, calls for Antoinette Stephen, 28, of Billerica, Mass., to cooperate with authorities in their ongoing investigation and prosecution of the father, Kashif Parvaiz, 27, of Brooklyn.

Stephen faces a maximum sentence of life plus 50 years after pleading guilty to murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two weapons charges, according to the plea agreement signed in Superior Court and viewed by The Star-Ledger.   Read More

Husband and Boston Woman are Charged in Fatal Boonton Shooting of his Wife

by David Giambusso
August 19, 2011
Source: The Star-Ledger

BOONTON — Kashif Parvaiz has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Tuesday, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

A second suspect, Antoinette Stephen, has been arrested by law enforcement in Boston and also been charged with murder, the prosecutor's office said. Details of the shooting were revealed by Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi at a press conference today.

“Within hours of the crime, it was obvious to investigators that this was sadly the alleged handiwork of the victim's husband who allegedly did the unthinkable and plotted to murder his wife,” Bianchi said.   Read More

Mourners Stream Into Mosque to Remember Mother Fatally Shot on Boonton Street

by Richard Khavkins
August 19, 2011
Source: The Star-Ledger

BOONTON — Hundreds of mourners filed into the Jam-e-Masjid Islamic center and mosque this afternoon to pay their final respects to Nazish Noorani, the 27-year-old woman fatally shot Tuesday night while walking with her husband and their young son.

Earlier this morning, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi announced authorities had charged Noorani’s husband, Kashif Parvaiz, who was also shot during the violence on Cedar Street, with murder. Also charged with murder was a Boston woman, believed to be a friend of Parvaiz, Bianchi said.

Outside the mosque, a stream of men and women walked in through separate entrances, according to custom. The women wore colorful robes, the men attired in casual slacks with open collar shirts.   Read More

Relatives of Woman Gunned Down in Boonton Question Her Husband's Account of the Shooting

by Star-Ledger Staff
August 18, 2011
Source: The Star-Ledger

BOONTON — At least two family members of the woman gunned down Tuesday night in Boonton are now questioning their brother-in-law's account of the night's events and said they have not ruled out the possibility that he may have played a role in the shooting.

Kashif Pervaiz, who received superficial wounds in the attack, told authorities three men approached the couple as they pushed their 3-year-old down the street in a stroller and shot Pervaiz's wife, Nazish Noorani, killing her, said Noorani's sister, Lubnar Choudhry.

Noorani's sister, who was two houses away at the time of the shooting, said today that was unlikely.   Read More



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