The state of Rhode Island is continuing to pull in the legal tug-of-war in the case of accused killer Jason Pleau.
The state of Rhode Island asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling by an appeals court, which said Governor Lincoln Chafee had to hand Pleau over to the feds.
The state's argument is that Chafee is within his rights to keep Pleau in state custody. The argument cites an agreement which governs custody of prisoners between state government and federal government.
Chafee has repeatedly said he wants Pleau tried under Rhode Island's jurisdiction, because the state doesn't use the death penalty as a punishment for prisoners. Federal prosecutors said in June that they will go after the death penalty for Pleau if he is convicted.
Pleau is accused of killing gas station manager David Main outside of a bank in Woonsocket in 2010.