An Indian-American man from Pennsville, N.J., arrested for the fatal stabbing death of his wife last July 19 was recently indicted by a grand jury on murder charges.
Indian American grocery store owner Nitin Singh is currently being kept at the Salem County Correctional Facility on bail of $350,000, which was lessened from $1 million after the grand jury’s verdict. He is the sole suspect on July 19, 2016, death of his wife, Seema, who was found on the kitchen floor of their Pennsville, New Jersey, house.
Nitin Singh phoned 911 at 5:30 a.m. to tell that his wife was not breathing. When police came, Singh, covered in blood, was standing covering the body of his dead wife.
Singh has been indicted by the grand jury on 2 counts of 1st-degree murder – one count for intentionally causing death & the other for intentionally causing death – one count of 2nd-degree aggravated assault; one count of 3rd-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; and one count of 4th-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
If he is found guilty, Singh faces thirty years to life in prison.
Nitin & Seema Singh, who was 42 at the time of her death, had the Quick Stop Deli in Collingswood, New Jersey. Frequent customers at the store said local media that the Singhs were a nice couple, and called Seema as “the sunshine.” But just before the killings, Nitin Singh’s moods appeared to have darkened.
Nitin’s father has now taken over the deli. He has said local media that his son could not have killed his wife.
At his initial appearance in court last August, Singh asked for an attorney and his iPhone.
No reason has yet been identified in the offensive case, but Pennsville Police Chief Allan Cummings told NJ.com last fall that the couple may have been involved in a domestic dispute.