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'We’re Going To Kill Him’: Twin Sisters in Rhode Island Plotted Dad’s Death After He Planned to Move in with Girlfriend, Friend Says

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Apr. 27 2023, Published 3:01 p.m. ET

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Twin sisters accused of murdering their father in Rhode Island may have talked about the killing at a Walmart store weeks in advance, according to authorities.

Linda Degnan told a judge Wednesday that Danielle and Jennifer Pamula talked to her at the store last December, concerned that they might have to leave their father's home.

“We’re going to kill him,” Degnan quoted Danielle as saying. “We will be here in March and he will not.”

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Then Jennifer reportedly added: “He’s going to get his.”

The twins are accused of carrying out their plot well before March.

As Front Page Detectives has reported, Joseph Pamula, 70, was found dead on his kitchen floor in Woonsocket on Monday, January 30. Garden shears were sticking out from his neck.

Danielle, 38, claimed she discovered her dad was dead after awaking from a nap.

Jennifer claimed she took an overdose of medicine before her father reportedly became hostile.

“I had to do it,” Jennifer told police while covered in blood and vomit. She reportedly left a recorded confession on her phone.

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Video played in court Tuesday included Jennifer telling detectives, “Don't blame her, blame me," in reference to her twin sister.

"I think there's something inside my dad that's not him," WJAR-TV quoted her saying on the video.

Jennifer was arrested on the day of the killing, while Danielle was arrested in late March.

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WPRI-TV reports the twins expressed concern to Degnan about their father selling their Woonsocket home to live with a girlfriend. Degnan told the court the sisters would have been left to fend for themselves and their 12 cats.

A judge is considering whether to let the twins go free on bail. Both are charged with first-degree domestic violence murder.

Another hearing for the sisters is scheduled in May.


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