Pleau pleads guilty in Woonsocket murder case, death penalty dropped

Pleau pleads guilty in Woonsocket murder case, death penalty dropped

PROVIDENCE – According to a signed Plea Agreement filed today in U.S. District Court in Providence, Jason W. Pleau, 35, will plead guilty as charged by way of a federal indictment for the robbery and murder of Woonsocket gas station manager David Main.

On September 20, 2010, Pleau allegedly robbed and shot Main as he attempted to enter a bank on Diamond Hill Road to deposit receipts belonging to the Shell gas station that he managed. In response to the plea, the Attorney General has withdrawn a Notice of Intent to Seek a Sentence of Death against Pleau, a former resident of Woonsocket.

According to the court filing, Pleau will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery; Hobbs Act robbery; and carrying, using, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a federal crime of violence, death resulting.