Queens DA Richard Brown announced that a 34-year-old Woodside resident will be charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and child endangerment after killing his wife and stabbing his young daughter on Sunday night.

Balbar Singh and Kulvinder Kaur had gotten into an argument when Singh attacked Kaur with a knife in their bedroom, stabbing her in the torso and neck. Their 7-year-old daughter, Babita Rani, tried to defend her mother and was slashed, requiring 11 stitches. Singh's relative told the Daily News that Kaur wanted to move back to India and escape Singh's abuse, "He used to hit her. He's drinking constantly." The relative added that the family had "prior contact" with the Administration for Children's Services.

Singh, an unemployed construction worker, faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted. DA Brown said, “It is difficult to imagine a crime more heinous than that of a man violently attacking his wife and, in the process, seriously injuring his helpless, 7-year-old daughter."