Delco man claims suicide pact led to wife's death

May 1, 2012 7:36:32 AM PDT
A suburban Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the death of his wife in what he claims is a suicide pact he survived.

A Delaware County magistrate on Monday ordered 51-year-old Gurinder Singh to trial on first- and second-degree murder charges in his wife's death despite his attorney's contention Singh had been the survivor of a suicide pact the couple made.

Forty-seven-year-old Jaswinder Kaur was pronounced dead Feb. 22 inside the family's Upper Darby Township home. The couple's son said he found his parents with scarves around their necks after getting calls from his father that sounded like he was struggling for breath.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports prosecutors told the court Kaur had injuries indicating she tried to fight Singh off.


Information from: Delaware County Daily Times