PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her girlfriend in Providence earlier this month remains behind bars Friday, while the police report has revealed new details in the case.
Sendra Beauregard, 42, was ordered held without bail after being charged with the murder of her partner, 50-year-old Pamela Donahue, who was found dead inside her Quarry Street apartment back on Dec. 2. Police initially thought she had overdosed, but after EMT’s discovered a bullet wound on Donahue’s body – her death was classified as a homicide.
According to the police affidavit obtained by Eyewitness News, witnesses told police the suspect and victim had been arguing for months, especially in recent weeks. One Providence detective wrote that “it was learned from several witnesses in the area that Ms. Beauregard and Ms. Donahue fought on a regular basis,” and that “they would have loud screaming arguments inside and outside of the apartment that would sometimes end up in Sendra chasing Pamela down Charles St.”
As part of their investigation, city police also seized Beauregard’s car. In it was discovered a spent .38 caliber shell casing and three cell phones, the report stated.
The bullet shell was sent to the state crime lab, and the results showed “the projectile recovered from the victim’s body is consistent with the shell casing seized from the suspect’s vehicle.”
According to the affidavit, investigators also recovered text messages on the cell phones. The detective said he saw “consistent threatening messages on the cell phones of Beauregard to the cell phone of Donahue.”
The report said Beauregard told police she had been at her girlfriend’s apartment to visit, and became upset when Donahue asked her to leave. She’s due back in court next month.