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NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce briefed the press on the case’s developments.
By Michael V. Cusenza
A Richmond Hill man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death Monday of his cousin inside the 117th Street apartment they shared, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and the City Police Department.
Lovedeep Singh, 24, was arraigned Monday night on a criminal complaint charging him with second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail and his next court date is Friday, June 30.
According to the charges, Singh admitted to police that he fatally stabbed his cousin Sharanjit Singh, 26, in the neck and torso inside their third-floor apartment sometime between 2:20 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on June 26. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters that Lovedeep Singh copped to the crime in front of 102nd Precinct detectives.
“’I’m guilty, I’m the one who killed him,’” Boyce quoted the alleged killer.
If convicted, Singh faces up to 25 years to life in prison.