A judge has refused to lower the bail for a northern New Jersey man charged with setting up the 2011 murder of his wife.

Flickr User derekskey

Kashif Parvaiz  was in court Friday in Morristown seeking to have his bail lowered from $3 million cash to $1 million cash or bond.

Parvaiz is charged with scheming with a Massachusetts woman to kill his wife and make it look like a random attack. The shooting that occurred while he and his wife were walking with one of their young sons in Boonton.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports a state Superior Court judge rejected the motion to lower the bail and said Parvaiz would be a flight risk.

Parvaiz's alleged accomplice, Antoinette Stephen, pleaded guilty in May to murder and other offenses.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)