Greenslit Ordered Held Without Bail
The 52-year-old Johnston man appeared at an arraignment hearing this afternoon in Warwick.
Donald K. Greenslit, 52, who reportedly admitted to killing his girlfriend on Jan. 22 and trying to burn her remains, was ordered held without bail by Associate Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer at an arraignment hearing this afternoon at Third District Court in Warwick.
Johnston Police charged Greenslit with one felony count of domestic murder; two felony counts of second-degree child abuse; one felony count of violating a no-contact order obtained by the victim, Stacie Dorego, in November, 2011; and misdemeanor charges of obstructing firefighters and disorderly conduct.
During the brief hearing, Woodcock-Pfeiffer read the charges to Greenslit and explained that no plea would be entered, which is standard procedure in felony cases. When advised that he could be provided a public defender, Greenslit asked Woodcock-Pfeiffer to request one.
Otherwise, Greenslit remained silent throughout the hearing.
Greenslit is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30 for a probation violation hearing — he was serving a suspended sentence and probation on the November charge of domestic simple assault at the time of Dorego's apparent murder — and on Feb. 7 for a bail hearing.
Woodcock-Pfeiffer also imposed two no-contact orders, one for each of the children found in the Pershing Road home after police and fire personnel responded to reports of a house fire.
The children, ages 3 and 5, were treated at Hasbro Childrens Hospital for smoke inhalation after the blaze.
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