capital punishment http://ripr.org en Pleau to Plead Guilty; Avoid Death Penalty http://ripr.org/post/pleau-plead-guilty-avoid-death-penalty <p>The man at the center of a legal tug-of-war between the state and federal governments over the imposition of the death penalty is scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday that will send him to prison for the rest of his life.&nbsp; Jason Pleau has agreed to change his plea to guilty to avoid capital punishment.</p><p>Nearly three years ago, Jason Pleau shot Woonsocket gas station manager David Main in the head and stole 12-thousand dollars from him.&nbsp; Wednesday, Pleau is scheduled to plead guilty to robbery, conspiracy and using a firearm in a crime of violence.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:41:19 +0000 Flo Jonic 19284 at http://ripr.org