In a shocking turn of events, twin sisters Danielle and Jennifer Pamula, both 38, have been accused of murder. The twins have been charged with the death of their 70-year-old father, Joseph Pamula, in their Rhode Island residence.
The incident took place on January 30, when Danielle claimed to have discovered her father and her twin sister lying on the floor after waking up from a nap. Court documents reveal that Joseph and Jennifer had been arguing about selling their Woonsocket home and removing 12 cats from the property prior to Danielle’s nap.
Joseph was found with garden shears protruding from his neck and Jennifer appeared unresponsive with pills nearby. Upon the arrival of authorities, Jennifer reportedly confessed, “I had to do it.” She was later transported to the hospital and subsequently charged with first-degree domestic murder.
Following Jennifer’s arrest, Danielle eventually confessed to her involvement in their father’s death. According to Special Assistant Attorney General Jessica Villella, Danielle admitted to the police that both sisters had participated in the murder after authorities noticed matching injuries on their hands.
Danielle was arraigned on one count of murder last Friday. Besides the garden shears wound, Joseph also suffered from blunt force trauma. Woonsocket police confirmed they had been called to the family’s home in the past for minor disputes.
Online jail records show that both Danielle and Jennifer are being held without bail. It is currently unknown whether they have entered pleas or secured legal representation.