Trial to begin for Springfield man in RI killing outside bank - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Trial to begin for Springfield man in RI killing outside bank

Posted: Updated:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of 1 of 3 people charged in the 2010 killing of a Woonsocket gas station manager outside a bank.

Jose A. Santiago has pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery, conspiracy and using a firearm in a crime of violence in the death of David Main. Authorities say he was the getaway driver.

The case drew national attention when suspect Jason Pleau (ploo) was deemed eligible for the death penalty and became the subject of a battle over capital punishment between Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) and the federal government.

In July, Pleau agreed to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

The third person charged, Kelly Lajoie, has pleaded guilty.

Santiago is from the Springfield, Mass., area.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.