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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

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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Updated June 22, 2015