Bail hearing for Woonsocket sisters accused of viciously killing father continues

The Pamula twin sisters are seen in Providence District Court, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A bail hearing for the twin sisters accused of viciously murdering their father earlier this year in Woonsocket continues Wednesday.

Danielle and Jennifer Pamula face first degree domestic murder charges after their father, Joseph, was found dead with garden shears lodged into his neck on Jan. 30 at their Cato Street home.

During Tuesday’s bail hearing, a Woonsocket detective, responsible for photographing evidence, including the Pamula sisters’ bruised hands and soiled clothes, was brought to the stand.

The detective called the clothes soiled with a “red substance.”

An hour-long video of Jennifer being questioned by police in the hospital was also presented. In that video, she told police Joseph was being aggressive towards her and came at her with a knife.

That’s when Jennifer claims she grabbed a knife to protect herself. She also told police her sister, Danielle, was upstairs at the time.

During the hearing, it was said that the Pamula house was in complete disarray and severely cluttered. There were several cats in cages in the home.

Jennifer also claimed that her 70-year-old father wanted to get rid of the cats and the house cleaned up so he could sell the house.

Also part of the evidence showed in court was a video of the inside of the home that showed Joseph lying on the kitchen floor stabbed with the garden shears.

When the bail hearing is complete, the judge will decide whether or not he is granting the sisters bail.

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