Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Antionette Stephen, 30, has been sentenced to thirty years in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of Nazish Noorani.
On May 15, 2013, Antionette Stephen pleaded guilty to the crimes of murder (a crime of the first degree), conspiracy to commit murder (a crime of the first degree), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (a crime of the second degree), and unlawful possession of a weapon (a crime of the second degree).
In exchange for her guilty plea, Stephen agreed to cooperate with the State during the prosecution of her co-defendant, Kashif Parvaiz. Stephen testified throughout the proceedings, including as a State’s witness during the trial of State v. Kashif Parvaiz. Parvaiz was ultimately convicted for his role in the murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.
He was sentenced on May 28, 2015 to life in prison.
This prosecution stemmed from the arrest of Antionette Stephen and Kashif Parvaiz for their role in the shooting death of 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 Stephen to thirty years in New Jersey State Prison, with thirty years of parole ineligibility. All other charges were run concurrent and/merged as required by law.
Prosecutor Knapp stated:
"We wish to thank the family of Nazish Noorani for their patience and perseverance throughout this ordeal. Without their participation this prosecution would not have been possible. A special word of gratitude must go to her brother Kaleem who spoke so eloquently on behalf of all who loved Nazish. "