Singh has remained in prison with bail set at $1 million.
Three people were indicted by a Solano County grand jury on the week commencing June 24, 2019, in connection with the murder of a woman.
Shameena Bibi, aged 29, was beaten to death with a hammer inside the garage of a home in Suisun City, California, on March 7, 2017.
Amarjit Singh, aged 64, was indicted on June 25, 2019, along with Surjit Kaur, aged 69, on suspicion of murder. The victim was a daughter-in-law to both Singh and Kaur.
Megh Singh Chouhan was indicted on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact to a crime.
When they announced the indictments on June 28, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office did not list how they believe Chouhan is connected to the case.
The victim was married to one of Singh’s sons and had a two-year-old son.
Singh and Bibi had been arguing over a bicycle in the garage of the home they shared. Singh allegedly grabbed a hammer and repeatedly hit her in the head.
Singh was arrested on the day Bibi died. Since being suspected of her murder, Singh has remained in prison with bail set at $1 million.
His case has moved with fits and starts through the Solano County courts.
Over a period of 27 months, Suisun police continued to investigate Shameena’s death and enlisted the help of the FBI.
The District Attorney’s Office presented evidence from the investigation to the jury, which handed down the indictments.
Kaur and Chouhan were arrested on June 26.
Singh previously pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in relation to his daughter-in-law’s death.
Singh and Kaur appeared in court on June 27 for arraignment based on the indictment, however, no pleas were entered.
Both are set to appear in court on July 22 for further arraignment. They have each been set bail at $2 million.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Chouhan posted bail after his arrest.
Jail booking records do not show that he was booked into custody after his arrest. Chouhan was scheduled to appear in court on June 28, but that was continued to July 22 for further arraignment.
Following the indictment, Singh was interviewed by investigators for over two hours with the help of a Punjabi translator. He reportedly confessed to murdering his daughter-in-law.
Singh and Kaur face 25 years to life in state prison if they are found guilty of first-degree murder.
If Chouhan is convicted of the accessory charge, he could face at least one year in county jail.