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Fri November 19, 2010

Death penalty a possibility in Woonsocket bank shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Federal charges which could bring the death penalty have been lodged against two men accused of killing a Woonsocket filling station manager.


David Main was robbed and shot at close range back in September as he approached a Woonsocket bank to deposit the day's receipts.

Charged in the case are Jason Pleau of Providence and Jose Santiago of Springfield, Massachusetts. They're charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and using a firearm, death resulting. The firearm charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison or death.


Rhode Island last executed a convict in 1845. The death penalty was repealed seven years later after questions were raised about the veracity of that case.

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