Swift indictment for West Chester quadruple murder suspect hours after extradition

Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh(Butler County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Aug. 2, 2019 at 9:33 AM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - A swift indictment was announced Friday morning against the man charged with killing four family members at their West Chester apartment earlier this year.

It came just hours after Gurpreet Singh, 37, was booked into the Butler County Jail at 12:30 a.m.

A Butler County grand jury indicted Singh on four counts of aggravated murder in the fatal shootings of his wife, her parents and her aunt on April 28, court records show.

Then, police say, he called 911 to their residence at Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex.

The victims are Hakikat Singh Panag, 59, his wife Paramjit Kaur, 62, their daughter Shalinder Kaur, 39, and his wife’s sister, Amarjit Kaur, 58.

Shalinder Kaur was Singh’s wife.

All but one were shot in the head.

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Singh was returned to Butler County following his July 2 arrest in Connecticut.

He is scheduled to appear in Butler County Common Pleas Court at 10 a.m. Monday.

With specifications of using a firearm and killing two or more persons, Singh could face the death penalty if convicted.

“The indictment speaks for itself,” Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said. “I don’t comment on pending cases.”

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