PHOTOS of bloody footprints have been revealed as a man accused of murdering four members of his own family stands trial.
Testimony in the aggravated murder case against Gurpreet Singh continues this week.
The crime occurred on April 28, 2019 at an apartment in West Chester, Ohio.
Singh is said to have killed four members of his own family, including his wife Shalinderjit Kaur, their parents Haikikiut Singh Pannag and Parmjit Kaur, and Parmjit’s sister Amarjit Kaur.
They were all found with gunshot wounds.
Singh was reportedly interrogated that night and released, according to Barbara Wilson, West Chester community outreach and engagement director.
He was only arrested in July 2019 and charged in August 2019.
The trial resumed Monday after beginning last week.
On Friday, Sergeant Eric Couch, who worked the crime scene, took the witness stand.
Couch guided the jury through images of the crime scene, pointing out various pieces of evidence and where the bodies were found.
“This area appears to be a footprint,” Couch said, pointing to a bloody footprint in a passageway leading to the apartment where the murders allegedly occurred.
Couch said 16 shell casings were recovered at the scene, according to local NBC affiliate WLWT5.
During the first week of the trial, prosecutors said Parmjit was shot dead as she walked towards the door.
Victims Armjit and Shalinderjit were nearby, prosecutors said, while Hakiakat Singh Pannag was allegedly killed in his bed.
Couch also noted in his statement that there appeared to be no forced entry into the home.
On the first day of the trial, prosecutor Jon Marshall and defense attorney Charlie Rittgers alleged, according to WLWT5, that Singh was having an affair with a woman in Indianapolis.
Prosecutors allege Singh gave the woman – referred to in court as his “mistress” – a car and $20,000 so she could make a down payment on a two-story home outside of Indianapolis.
According to Cincinnati.com, this woman is scheduled to testify at the trial.
Prosecutor Marshall also claimed his marriage and relationship with his father-in-law Hakiakat Singh Pannag had been strained.
The prosecutor also claimed that Singh plotted to kill his family.
Location data from Singh’s cell phone and car navigation system reportedly showed him arriving at the family home at around 9:11 p.m.
Singh then called 911 about 30 minutes later.
Authorities responding to the scene later found a gun – which they say is the weapon used to commit the killings – in a pond behind the family’s home.
Meanwhile, during opening remarks last week, Rittgers referred to India’s land mafia and claimed that a man linked to that group was in Cincinnati on the night of the quadruple murders.
He argued the deaths were linked to a land dispute in India.
“They are known for taking land the cook and crook method, as the relative says, they are known as the ‘Land Mafia of India,'” the defense explained.
Rittgers also claimed Singh fled the apartment because he was being pursued by a man armed with a baseball bat.
The defense attorney claimed Singh returned to the home to find his family members bleeding on the floor and told him to call 911.
The process should take between two and three weeks.
If convicted, Singh faces the death penalty.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6412851/gurpreet-singh-trial-family-members-murder-ohio/ Shocking details have been revealed after a man “murdered four members of the same family”, revealing bloody footprints leading into the house