Jason Pleau to plead guilty

PROVIDENCE, RI- The murder suspect who was at the center of a custody battle between Governor Chafee and the Federal government, will plead guilty to the robbery and murder of a Woonsocket gas station manager. 

Under a plea deal, 35 year old Jason Pleau will plead guilty to robbery, conspiracy, and a firearms charge in connection to the death of David Main.  In exchange, federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty.  Both sides will ask for a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Pleau is accused of killing David Main outside a Citizens bank in 2010, as Main was making a deposit.

Governor Lincoln Chafee fought unsuccessfully to keep Pleau from being tried in a federal court, because the state does not have the death penalty.


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