A Brentwood man has been indicted for the stabbing deaths of his wife and young daughter.
On the afternoon of July 30, members of the Suffolk County Police Department responded to emergency calls from a home in Brentwood. Once inside the home, officers allegedly observed Zanoor Jaffari, 31, with blood on his clothes, and recovered a knife which is alleged to be the murder weapon that Jaffari used during the alleged stabbings. Police also observed Jaffari’s wife, Misbah Batool, 33, and two-year-old daughter, Aiza, unconscious and bleeding from multiple stab wounds. Both victims were taken to South Shore University Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Jaffari was placed under arrest.
On August 21, Jaffari was arraigned on the indictment before the Honorable Anthony S. Senft, for two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder, all Class A felonies. Senft ordered Jaffari to be remanded without bail during the pendency of the case.
Jaffari is due back in court on October 5.
“As alleged, this defendant senselessly took the life of his wife and defenseless two-year-old daughter, leaving both their family and the community devastated,” Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney said. “Deadly domestic violence typically does not just happen overnight. It escalates over time, and, as seen here, can become lethal. I urge anyone who is a victim of or witnesses domestic violence, to please contact the Suffolk County Police Department or the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and help us prevent tragedies like this one.”