PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence man accused of killing his girlfriend and shoving her body into a refrigerator has been indicted on new charges.
The Providence County Grand Jury handed up an indictment Thursday charging Nathan Cooper, 53, with murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to report a death and kidnapping.
Investigators believe Cooper fatally shot his girlfriend Sherbert “Strawberry” Maddox, while she was in the shower earlier this year.
Cooper then allegedly wrapped her body in saran wrap, blankets and towels before placing her body inside the refrigerator in their Parkis Avenue apartment.
Officers responded to the apartment on March 22 to check on Maddox’s wellbeing. That’s when they discovered the 40-year-old’s remains, as well as a handgun, a rifle and two cellphones.
Cooper is scheduled to return to court on June 3.