Satnam Sumal, a 55-year-old resident of Tracy, California – one of America’s 100 affluent cities according to the U.S. Census Bureau – found himself in the center of a dramatic throuple relationship gone wrong.
Sumal shared a home on Sunflower Lane in Tracy with his wife, 39-year-old Satbinder Singh, and her girlfriend, 37-year-old Nadjiba Belaidi.
On Monday, Sumal entered the Tracy Police Department and confessed to shooting both women with a .40-caliber handgun. Officers soon found the two women dead at Sumal’s residence. According to neighbors, two children under 10 resided in the home though they had not been present at the time of the shooting.
Sumal was promptly arrested and charged with two counts of murder. He is currently in the San Joaquin County Jail with no bail. Sgt. Michael Richards of the Tracy Police Department noted he’d never encountered a case like this in his two decades of law enforcement.
In a statement on Wednesday, San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas offered his sincerest condolences to the tragic loss of the victims’ families, extending the services of Victim-Witness Advocates.
Police still have yet to uncover a motive behind the love triangle murder, but it’s safe to say many living in Tracy remain in shock as the families of the victim are left to come to terms with the tragedy.