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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 29, 2014

First Circuit Court Of Appeals Denies Effort By Jose Santiago To Vacate Guilty Plea





PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The First Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an effort by Jose Alibal Santiago to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with the 2010 robbery and murder of a Woonsocket gas station manager.

On September 5, 2013, Jose Santiago pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery affecting commerce; robbery affecting commerce; and possessing, using, carrying, and discharging a gun in relation to a crime of violence with death resulting. On February 13, 2014, Santiago was sentenced to serve 40 years in federal prison.

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