RIPR News
7:55 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Boston court to re-hear Pleau case

PROVIDENCE, RI – There's been a new ripple in the legal tug of war over where to try accused murderer Jason Pleau.

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has agreed to re-hear the custody battle over Jason Pleau. He's accused of killing gas station manager David Main who was gunned down outside a Woonsocket bank in September, 2010.

Governor Lincoln Chafee has been resisting efforts by the federal government to try Pleau because the federal government, unlike the state, has the death penalty - a punishment which Rhode Island long ago repudiated.

In October a three-judge panel of the first circuit court of appeals sided with the governor. Now, the full court will re-hear the case.

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