According to police, officers responded to a home on Jefferson Avenue, Long Island after Zanoor Jaffari, 31, stabbed his wife, Misbah Batool, 33, and their daughter, Iazia Zanoor, 2, to death.
Tragically, Misbah Batool, and her 2-year-old daughter, Iazia Zanoor, were transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, where they were pronounced dead.
Upon police arrival, Jaffari was found standing in the midst of the room, covered in the victims’ blood. He was then taken to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip for a medical evaluation and later released.
During court proceedings, prosecutors revealed that there was a history of domestic physical abuse, and the weapon used in the attack was discovered at the scene. Consequently, Jaffari, 31, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
His attorney, Lawrence Carra, asserted that they believe Jaffari was a loving and compassionate father. The couple also has a 5-year-old son, who, fortunately, was unharmed during the attack.
If convicted, Jaffari faces a potential sentence of 25 years to life consecutively. Currently held without bail, he is scheduled to appear in court again on August 16th.
Jaffari was initially hospitalized after cops said he showed signs of a possible overdose, before being held on the murder charges overnight at the Suffolk County Police Department’s Third Precinct in Bay Shore.
He did not make any statements as he was perp-walked out of the precinct, wearing a white Hazmat suit with his hands restrained behind his back, Monday ahead of his court appearance.
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