A judge may allow the jury to read allegedly incriminating emails the trial of a Brooklyn NY man who is accused of murdering his wife.
During a hearing in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ, prosecutors asked the judge to allow emails sent by 28-year-old Kashif Parvaiz to be entered into evidence. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the emails show that Parvaiz had made multiple inquiries related to the “accidental death” of his wife.
Parvaiz is accused of conspiring to murder his wife, Nazish Noorani, in 2011. Authorities say that Parvaiz and 28-year-old Massachusetts resident Antoinette Stephen conspired to kill Noorani. Parvaiz and Stephen were allegedly involved in a long-term romantic relationship.
Prosecutors argue that the suspects also arranged to have Parvaiz wounded during the attack, which Parvaiz initially claimed was a targeted “bias incident.” The NJ Criminal Code defines a bias incident as any unlawful act against a person because of the person’s race, color, religion, or gender.
Earlier this year, Stephen pleaded guilty to the murder and agreed to cooperate with law enforcement in the prosecution of Parvaiz. Authorities uncovered allegedly uncovered several incriminating text messages between Stephen and Parvaiz. Detectives also said that they found a series of emails exchanged between Parvaiz and the black magic companies “Extreme Black Magic” and “Ancient Black Magic.” In these emails, Parvaiz allegedly asks the companies about “getting rid of” his wife and making her “disappear.”
Prosecutors are arguing that the emails should be admitted into evidence at Parvaiz’s murder trial because they are evidence of Parvaiz’s “prior bad acts.” Prosecutors also say that the emails show Parvaiz’s motive in the murder.
Although the judge has yet to issue a ruling on the admissibility of the emails, he is expected to rule on the matter when proceedings resume on January 2, 2014.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Detective: Boonton Slaying Suspect Had Investigated Black Magic to Get Rid of Wife.“