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Murder trial for man facing death penalty delayed to 2021

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Posted at 6:16 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 18:16:50-04

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A hearing for a man who may face the death penalty for allegedly killing his wife and three other family members in an Ohio apartment has been further delayed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gurpreet Singh was indicted last year on four counts of aggravated murder in the fatal shootings of his wife, her parents and her aunt at an apartment complex in West Chester in April 2019.

Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard moved Singh’s trial from Sept. 21 to May 3, 2021.

He said it may be difficult to seat a jury for the necessary time period to conduct the trial.