USA - Ohio. Gurpreet Singh, 41, Asian, sentenced to death

USA - Gurpreet Singh (OH)

16 May 2024 :

May 14, 2024 - Ohio. Gurpreet Singh sentenced to death
A three-judge panel handed down a sentence Tuesday in the second capital murder trial of Gurpreet Singh, who was convicted of gunning down his wife and her family.
The Butler County Common Pleas Court judges sentenced 41-year-old Singh to death. A mistrial was declared in Singh's first trial in 2022 because the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. This time, he opted for a bench trial. Because he faced the possibility of the death penalty, his fate was decided by the panel of judges, not just one.
The judges agreed and found Singh guilty on Friday of four counts of aggravated murder for killing four people on April 28, 2019. Victims were: Shalinderjit Kaur, 39, Singh's wife; Parmjit Kaur, 62, Singh's mother-in-law; Amarjit Kaur, 58, Singh's wife's aunt; Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 59, Singh's father-in-law.
The judges sentenced Singh to death on each count. Singh’s financial troubles and a romantic relationship with a woman who lived out of state were possible motives for the slayings, according to prosecutors.
Singh is expected to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. May 22 for a formal sentencing hearing.


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