Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct the attribution of a quote from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Pawtucket police have arrested a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend on Monday.
Officers rushed to Prospect Heights for reports of a woman who “fell or jumped” from a second-story window.
The woman, identified as 59-year-old Patricia Fasan, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Police said she died later that evening.
Her death was deemed suspicious due to the nature of her injuries and the condition of the apartment, according to police.
Fasan’s ex-boyfriend and roommate, 63-year-old Guy Williams, was arrested after detectives determined he may be responsible for her death.
Williams was charged with first-degree domestic murder. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and ordered held without bail.
“It is heart-wrenching that this is the fifth domestic violence homicide to occur this year in our state,” Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Deputy Director Krista D’Amico said. “Patricia deserved to be safe in her home. It is a tragedy that she could not live her life in peace and with the safety she deserved.”
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, seek help immediately:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233