One of three suspects in the murder of a Woonsocket gas station manager has pleaded guilty to his role in the crime.
Jose Santiago entered the guilty plea Thursday during jury selection. U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said no deals were cut to secure the plea.
"He came in and pled guilty to all the charges. There’s no plea arrangement with Mr. Santiago. He pled guilty and we will recommend what we believe is the appropriate sentence at sentencing," said Nerohna.
Drivers keeping track of prices at the pump may have noticed that the average gallon of regular unleaded will cost a nickel more than it did last week.
That extra nickel now puts the average price of regular unleaded at $3.79 a gallon. That’s higher than the national average. AAA Southern New England urges Rhode Islanders to shop around since the range in price spans 26-cents.
Across the border in Massachusetts the average price went up by four cents to $3.72 a gallon, just a penny shy of the national average of $3.73.