Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Douglas White (DOB: 2/22/78), with a last known address of 84 Allston Street, Providence, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to second degree murder for the April 2012 murder of Donna Oliver.
In accordance with the plea agreement, White was sentenced to 60 years, with 35 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation on the count of murder, and 10 years, to run concurrent, on a count of larceny over $500.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on or about a date between April 15, 2012 and April 19, 2012, White physically assaulted Donna Oliver at her home at 25 Grape Street in Providence, and as a result of the injuries he inflicted, she died.
Additionally, the State was prepared to prove that on or about April 20, 2012, after murdering Donna Oliver, White stole her 42-inch flat screen television and later sold it.
"Douglas White coldly beat, murdered and stole from Donna Oliver," said Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. "Although nothing can bring her back, I hope Donna Oliver's loved ones find comfort in today's plea, and I commend the investigative work of the Providence Police."
Providence Police Detective Daniel O'Connell led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General Scott Erickson and Special Assistant Attorney General Joseph J. McBurney prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.