MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A judge is weighing what evidence can be used in the trial of a New Jersey man charged with arranging the murder of his wife.
Authorities say Kashif Parvaiz conspired with a female accomplice to shoot his wife as they walked on a street in Boonton in August 2011. Parvaiz initially told police the couple was attacked by gunmen who called them "terrorists." Parvaiz also was injured in the shooting.
The Morris County prosecutor's office later indicted Parvaiz and Massachusetts resident Antoinette Stephen for setting up the shooting to make it look like a random attack. Stephen pleaded guilty in May.
The victim's sister testified at a pre-trial hearing last week that Parvaiz had several secretive phone conversations in the days leading up to the shooting.