Chapel Hill Shooter Pleads Guilty To Wife’s Murder

Ali Cherfaoui pleaded guilty to second degree murder on Monday in the 2012 killing of his estranged wife.

Authorities say Cherfaoui shot Chahnaz Kebaier multiple times while she was waiting to pick up her children outside Scroggs Elementary.

Cherfaoui fled from police and was arrested after a brief chase. Kebaier died at UNC Hospitals two hours later.

With the guilty plea, Cherfaoui will serve up to 42 years in prison. He has already pleaded to second-degree kidnapping, discharging a weapon on school property, and possession of a weapon on school property.

Ali Cherfaoui To Appear In Court Tuesday

HILLSBOROUGH – The man charged with first degree murder and the possession of and discharging of a firearm on educational property appears in court again Tuesday.

Ali Cherfaoui allegedly shot his estranged wife, Chahnaz Kebaier, multiple times outside Mary Scroggs Elementary School on May 25 just before school let out. Kebaier was shot multiple times in the head and body and died at UNC Hospitals two hours after the shooting.

Cherfaoui could face the death penalty or life in prison. He’s also being held under a domestic protective order, which means he is not permitted to have contact with his children or with the victim’s family.