Singh is accused of killing his wife, Shalinderjit Kaur, 39; his in-laws, Hakikat Singh Pannag, 59, and Parmjit Kaur, 62; and his aunt by marriage, Amarjit Kaur, 58, at their apartment. All died of gunshot wounds.
The native of India is being held without bond since is indictment and arrest in August.
On Monday, defense attorneys requested a “reasonable bond be set.” The prosecution objected. During a hearing earlier this week, with Singh present, Howard again denied bond noting the seriousness of the crimes.
It was what happened after that Monday hearing that prompted the defense team of Charles H. Rittgers and Charles M. Rittgers to request the court “provide an interpreter fluent in Punjabi for Mr. Singh for all hearings from this point forward.”
An affidavit attached to the motion from attorney John R. Bernans, who is part of the defense team, said that after the hearing, Singh met with attorneys to discuss the case.
“After the meeting, Mr. Singh pulled me aside and asked if I thought that bond would be granted or when the judge would decide to grant bond so that he could get out before trial and continue working in his trucking business,” Bernans said in the affidavit.
This questions from Singh led the defense to question if he is understanding court proceeds due to a language barrier.