Trial date set for West Chester quadruple homicide suspect

Gurpreet Singh appears in court

HAMILTON, Oh. (FOX19) - A trial date has been set for man charged with killing four family members in their West Chester apartment earlier this year.

Gurpreet Singh, 37, appeared in Butler County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning.

The judge set a date for a pre-trial hearing on Nov. 13 and a trial date for Sept. 21, 2020.

Singh was also asked by the judge if he was being treated fairly in the jail. His attorney, Charles Rittgers, indicated they are trying to accommodate Singh’s vegetarian diet.

Singh was indicted over the summer on four counts of aggravated murder in the April 28 fatal shootings of his wife, her parents and her aunt at Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex on Wyndtree Drive near Ohio 747.

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

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He initially made the 911 call reporting the deaths of his family members. Gurpreet was questioned as a witness to what occurred, but never taken into custody the night of the murders.

Shalinder Kaur was Singh’s wife.

All but one of the victims were shot in the head.

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

He has pleaded not guilty and is held without bond at the county jail.

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