WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with fatally shooting his roommate was held without bail at his arraignment Monday.
Paul Raposo, 26, of Woonsocket, faces several charges including first-degree domestic violence murder in connection with the death last Friday of Derek Desjardin.
Raposo did not enter pleas and was referred to the public defender’s officer, according to online court records.
The 30-year-old victim was found dead in his apartment of multiple gunshot wounds at about 8:15 a.m. Friday after coworkers became concerned when he did not show up for his landscaping job, Woonsocket Chief Thomas Oates said.
Raposo was found at an area park about two hours later, police said. He was in possession of a loaded 9 mm pistol, Oates said.
The men had been roommates about a year, police said.
No motive was disclosed.
The killing was the second homicide in the city this month.
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