No Bail for Man Accused in Death of Olivia Passaretti

by | Jan 4, 2022

Aramis Segura will remain imprisoned until at least Jan. 18, following the decision by Superior Court Judge Melissa Darigan Tuesday. Segura is accused of hitting the car driven by Olivia Passaretti on Route 95 in Warwick early Jan. 1. Passaretti was found dead on the scene after her car hit a tree and overturned. Segura had fled the scene on foot.

Aramis Segura in District Court Jan. 4. Photo credit: David DelPoio / Providence Journal

Segura was before Darigan because his arrest for the Jan. 1 accident violated the terms of his probation. An hour earlier, Segura was arraigned before District Court Judge Christine Jabour. He entered the courtroom using a cane and wept as he gave his name, birth date and address to the judge. 

An officer from the state police offered more details about Segura’s arrest. After hitting Passaretti’s car, Segura’s car spun several times before coming to rest. The officer said 

Segura got out of the car, ran into the woods then returned to the car for a couple of minutes. He then proceeded on foot in the direction of East Greenwich. At some point he borrowed someone’s cell phone and called his girlfriend, with whom he lived in Charlestown, asking her to pick him up. State police went to the Charlestown residence at 8:30 a.m. The girlfriend told state police she had not seen Segura for two weeks but police found him inside under a bed and took him into custody. 

After Jabour heard this and citing Segura’s criminal history (which dates to 2010), she said she would grant the $250,000 surety bail request – far higher than the $10,000 granted at his preliminary arraignment before a justice of the peace Jan. 1. Regardless of the bail amount, Judge Darigan’s decision to withhold bail will keep Segura in custody for now. 

He is due back in Superior Court Jan. 18. 

Editor’s note: The time of Segura’s arrest has been amended. 

Read more:

Candlelight Vigil Set Tuesday for Olivia Passaretti

Driver Arrested After Fleeing Accident Killing EG Teen

 

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3 Comments

  1. William GUILFOYLE

    At some point prior to that at fatal accident he was issued a speeding ticket by some department and he had a suspended license why was he let go That’s my question??

    Reply
    • LH

      Take a look at his criminal background – it goes on for pages – over 40 charges in all – including driving without/expired license, shop lifting, obstructing officer, fraudulent use of credit cards, possession of a weapon, possession of stolen vehicle, child molestation, and third-degree sexual assault. What kind of system allows someone like that to keep going free over and over again. I don’t get it.

      And they will just say that his previous convictions have nothing to do with this case.

      Reply
  2. john quaranta 'jr.

    At some point Aramis Segura will get out after serving his sentence, and at that point he will kill again. Our system is to much with second chances. Because he has a sickness does not meant he should be allowed to kill again. The man has a rap sheet longer then his arm. It’s time for the legal system to change the laws which make this happen. Doesn’t Olivia Passaretti’s family deserve that? Doesn’t Olivia deserve that? If we do not change the laws we will kill many more young people in the future. Does society really want that?

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