Twin sisters in Rhode Island killed their 70-year-old father in an argument with garden shears earlier this year, authorities say.
Jennifer Pamula, 38, from the mid-sized town of Woonsocket, was charged last Thursday; Her sister, Danielle Pamula, 38, was charged last Friday. According to Providence, Providence’s NBC affiliate WJAR, they face domestic murder charges in connection with the death of Joseph Pamula in late January.
“It was certainly a violent death that as soon as our officers walked onto the scene they knew they were dealing with a homicide,” said Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates in comments reported by the television station .
The victim was found dead in his own home on Jan. 30, police said at the time. According to New England Cable News, a regional cable news station owned by NBCUniversal, he was stabbed in the neck with so-called “big” secateurs.
The deceased’s obituary notes his passions and occupations over the years: “Mr. Pamula has been a warehouse worker for local businesses including Tupperware, Ann & Hope and most recently TriLiteral. Joseph was a friendly and social man, an accomplished guitarist who has performed with several bands over the years, could be found at many open mic nights and was always fond of going for walks.”
The obituary does not mention the two daughters accused of killing him.
At first the extent of the gruesome scene was kept under wraps – but the incident was immediately investigated as a domestic homicide and one of the man’s daughters was being questioned in police custody within hours of the shocking discovery, WJAR reported.
According to Providence-based CBS/MyNetworkTV affiliate WPRI, law enforcement officers confiscated several knives, stone fragments with and without blood, a gargoyle head, a hacksaw, phones and clothing from both sisters at the Cato Street home.
At first, Jennifer Pamula was the only suspect. Her sister is said to have told law enforcement that she was showering at the time of the murder and then taking a nap – when she later woke up to find her father dead.
But then, law enforcement said, Danielle Pamula, who called police on the day in question, began telling people she was actually involved in the murder of a father, police said.
“Ultimately when she is faced with matching injuries to her hand as well as her twin sisters’ hand,” Assistant Special Prosecutor Jessica Villella said in comments reported by WJAR late last week. “They both had injuries in that incident, she admitted to police that they both had a hand in her father’s murder.”
At the scene, Jennifer Pamula reportedly told police, “I had to do it” and “I can’t be hurt anymore.”
Danielle later allegedly told law enforcement that the violence stemmed from an argument her sister and father had over selling the family home and getting rid of several cats.
“We’ve been out there on previous occasions about domestic issues, but none of them addressed the fact that someone was assaulted or there was domestic violence,” Oates told WJAR. “It was mainly some minor family disputes.”
Both defendants were living at home with their father when he was killed. Both twins are now being held without bail.
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