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.