NY man faces arraignment in wife's '11 NJ murder

July 23, 2012 4:25:02 AM PDT
A New York man and a Massachusetts woman are due to be arraigned in a New Jersey court on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of the man's wife.

The Morris County Prosecutor's office says Kashif Parvaiz and Antionette Stephen face murder, conspiracy and weapons charges in the killing of Nazish Noorani last August. Both are due in court on Monday.

The 27-year-old Noorani was shot while walking with her husband, Parvaiz, and their 3-year-old son in the northern New Jersey suburb of Boonton.

Parvaiz claimed their attackers called the Pakistani-American couple "terrorists," but authorities retrieved text messages that led them to believe Parvaiz and Stephen planned the attack.

Parvaiz is being held on $3 million bond and Stephen, of Billerica, Mass., on $5 million bond.