MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — Authorities say a Massachusetts woman has admitted plotting with a New York man to murder his wife, who was shot to death as the couple walked with their toddler son along a northern New Jersey street.
Antoinette Stephen of Billerica entered her plea two weeks ago. But it wasn't made public until this week, when Morris County prosecutors noted it during a status conference.
The 28-year-old Stephen pleaded guilty to murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the August 2011 slaying of 27-year-old Nazish Noorani. She also will cooperate in the case against Kashif Parvaiz, a 27-year-old Brooklyn resident who allegedly paid Stephen to shoot his wife.
The shooting occurred as the couple walked in Boonton. Authorities say Stephen also wounded Parvaiz to make it look a random racial attack.