Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Kashif Parvaiz, age thirty (30), has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.
On February 26, 2015, Parvaiz was convicted when a jury returned a verdict of guilty against him on counts of Murder (a crime of the first degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (a crime of the first degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (crimes of the second degree), two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (crimes of the second degree), Prohibited Weapons and Devices (a crime of the fourth degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (a crime of the second degree), and Hindering One’s Apprehension (a crime of the third degree).
This prosecution stemmed from the arrest of Kashif Parvaiz for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in the Town of Boonton on the night of August 16, 2011.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano and Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan represented the State during the prosecution of this matter.
On today’s date, the Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. sentenced Parvaiz to life in prison on the crime of Murder, which is subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act. This sentence is to run consecutive to a sentence of seven (7) years with a three (3) year period of parole ineligibility on the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and also consecutive to a three (3) year sentence for Hindering Apprehension. The aggregate sentence is a total of eighty-five (85) years in State Prison. All other charges were run concurrent and/merged as required by law.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to specifically thank the members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Town of Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section, and the Billerica (MA) Police Department.
Prosecutor Knapp commended all law enforcement officers who participated in this successful prosecution:
“The Major Crimes Unit led by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano and Captain Stephen Wilson did an outstanding job in bringing this individual to justice. The court imposed a severe sentence which was certainly justified by the horrific and cowardly acts of the unrepentant defendant.”
Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault 973-285-6262 or [email protected].