West Chester quadruple homicide suspect returned to court Friday

West Chester quadruple homicide suspect returned to court Friday
Gurpreet Singh, 37, in Butler County Common Pleas Court during a recent hearing. (Source: WXIX)

HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - A man accused of killing four family members in their West Chester apartment returned to court Friday.

Gurpeet Singh, 37, was indicted last year on four counts of aggravated murder in the April 28, 2019, 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.

Detectives and officers working on the case testified most of the day during the pre-trial hearing.

Singh has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bond at the Butler County Jail.

His trial date is set for Sept. 21.

In December, Judge Greg Howard ordered that Singh’s case start over with arraignment of the indictment after his defense team questioned if the India native understood court proceedings because English is not his native language.

Now, an interpreter who is fluent in Punjabi attends all hearings through the trial, the judge said.

Singh 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 was shot in the head.

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

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