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Queens Man Confesses to Fatally Stabbing His Cousin, Officials Say

QUEENS — A Richmond Hill man was arraigned on murder and weapon possession charges after he confessed to fatally stabbing his cousin inside an apartment they shared earlier this week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday.

Lovedeep Singh, 24, told police officers who arrived at the scene that he stabbed his cousin and roommate, Sharanjit Singh, 26, in the neck and torso when the two had an argument inside their third-floor apartment at 94-28 117 St., near Atlantic Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

The victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD. 

Investigators later recovered a knife at the scene, police said.

Singh, who does not have any prior arrests, was arraigned Monday night and ordered held without bail, officials said. 

“The defendant is accused of senselessly stabbing to death his cousin and roommate,” Brown said in a statement. “This is a family tragedy for all concerned.”

It's unclear what the men were fighting about, police said Tuesday.

If convicted, Singh faces up to 25 years to life in prison, prosecutors said. He is due back in court on June 30.  

Information about Singh's attorney was not immediately available.