SUISUN CITY (CBS SF) — Suisun City police arrested a man early Wednesday morning on suspicion of killing his daughter-in-law with a hammer at their home Tuesday.
Amarjit Singh, 63, confessed to the bludgeoning death of 29-year-old Shameena Bibi, whose body was found Tuesday morning in the garage at the family home at 804 Blue Bill Way, police said.
Police said they believe Singh was upset because Bibi was being disrespectful, and he confronted her with a hammer in the garage.
Bibi, her husband, 2-year-old son, mother-in-law and Singh lived in the northern Suisun City home, police said.
Crime scene investigators at a home on the 800 block of Bluebill Way in Suisun City. (Suisun City Police Dept.)
Police received a call from a family member around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday about a body in the garage.
Next door neighbor Vanessa Sanchez said she called 911 after the victim’s husband ran over to her home shouting his wife was dead.
“He said, ‘What can I do? My wife is dead!'” said Sanchez. “I’m like, ‘Why is she dead?’ And he said, ‘Just call 911!'”
When officers arrived to the home, they found Bibi on the floor of the garage with massive head trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Something happened in the garage. We are not going to going to detail, but it was over a bicycle and he told us that she disrespected him,” said Suisun City Police Commander Andrew White.
According to authorities, there were some previous issues over the father-in-law’s acceptance of Bibi in his family.
Bibi lived at the home with her husband, their two-year-old child and her husband’s parents.
Members of the Sikh community told KPIX 5 Singh has been a part of their community for many years,
The death investigation required the services of a Punjabi translator. The Solano County District Attorney’s Office and FBI joined the investigation that included interviews with the family until late Tuesday night, police said.
Singh confessed to the slaying during a follow-up interview shortly after midnight Wednesday, and he was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder, police said.
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