Man accused of West Chester quadruple murder gets new trial date
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WXIX) - The man accused of murdering four people in a West Chester apartment received a new trial date Friday after ending his last trial with a hung jury.
Gurpreet Singh, 40, allegedly shot and killed his wife, Shalinderjit Kaur, her parents, Parmjit Kaur and Hakiakat Singh Pannag, and his wife’s aunt, Amarjit Kaur at the Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex on April 28, 2019.
Singh’s last court appearance was in October 2022 when a Butler County Grand Jury could not reach a verdict, resulting in a mistrial.
During his pre-trial hearing Friday morning, Singh’s new trial date was set for April 29, 2024, by Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Greg Howard after his defense team suggested mid-2024 and filed 15 motions on Thursday for his new trial.
“I want to set a date for the new trial,” Judge Howard said. “I don’t want to do what we did last time and continue them and this and that and so [on].”
While the victims’ family wanted a new trial to be scheduled, they told FOX19 that they are “shocked” that the trial will not happen for over one year.
Singh’s trial is expected to last up to four weeks. He will remain in custody at the Butler County Jail.
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