Twin sisters accused of murdering father in Woonsocket expected in court

Jennifer Pamula (left) and Danielle Pamula (right) are seen in Providence District Court on separate dates. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The twin sisters accused of murdering their father in Woonsocket earlier this year are expected to appear in court.

Joseph Pamula was found dead and covered in blood on Jan. 30 inside a Cato Street home with a garden shear lodged into his neck.

Police said they then found one of his daughters, Jennifer, in the living room covered in blood.

She then allegedly told police, “I had to do it” and “he only does this when I’m alone.”

Jennifer’s sister, Danielle, told police she was taking a nap upstairs at the time of the incident and that an altercation happened between Jennifer and her 70-year-old father.

Jennifer was first charged with murder in her father’s death and arraigned on Feb. 2.

Weeks after Joseph’s death, prosecutors allege Danielle visited multiple mental health facilities. While in one of them, an employee there reported to police that they believed Danielle may have been involved in her father’s death.

Police said Danielle later admitted that they both took part in the killing of their father. She was charged with his death two months after the incident.

Both Danielle and Jennifer are in Providence District Court Tuesday for a bail hearing.

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