The final suspect involved in the high profile murder of gas station manager David Main outside of a Woonsocket bank was sentenced Wednesday morning in Federal Court.
Kelly Lajoie will serve 15 ½ years in prison. During the sentencing Lajoie addressed the court and apologized for her actions.
David Main's wife and sister also gave emotional statements to the court.
Lajoie pleaded guilty to her participation in the September 2010 robbery and murder of 49-year-old Main.
She pleaded to one count of conspiracy, one count of aiding and abetting, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. Lajoie admitted that she acted as a look out during the robbery and alerted co-conspirators Jason Pleau and Jose Santiago when Main was leaving the gas station he managed to make a deposit at the bank.
Main was shot and killed by Jason Pleau during the incident. The Pleau case gained national attention as Governor Lincoln Chafee and Federal Prosecutors had a legal tug-of-war over who should retain custody of Pleau. Chafee wanted Pleau tried in state court in order to prevent the death penalty which he is adamantly opposed.
Ultimately, Pleau plead guilty in Federal Court and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The other co-conspirator Santiago also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40-years in prison.