HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A hearing for a man who may face the death penalty for allegedly killing his wife and three other family members in an Ohio apartment has been further delayed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gurpreet Singh, 37, was indicted last year on four counts of aggravated murder in the fatal shootings of his wife, her parents and her aunt at an apartment complex in West Chester in April 2019.
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard moved Singh's trial from Sept. 21 to May 3, 2021. He cited “issues concerning the public health crisis regarding COVID-19" and said it may be difficult to seat a jury for the necessary time period to conduct the trial in the rescheduling order.
Singh has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bond at the Butler County Jail.