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Getaway Driver in David Maine Killing gets 40 Years

Jose Santiago, 36, was sentenced for his role in the killing of a local man outside of a bank in 2010.

David Main was chased, shot to death at close range and robbed as he approached the doorstep of the Citizen's Bank in Woonsocket Sept. 20, 2010. Three suspects in the case have since pled guilty to the crime. Credit: Patch File Photo
David Main was chased, shot to death at close range and robbed as he approached the doorstep of the Citizen's Bank in Woonsocket Sept. 20, 2010. Three suspects in the case have since pled guilty to the crime. Credit: Patch File Photo
Jose Alibal Santiago, the getaway driver in the 2010 killing of Woonsocket's David Main outside of a bank will spend 40 years in federal prison.

Santiago was sentenced Thursday in Federal Court. His guilty plea came last September when he admitted to participating in crime and admitted to charges of robbery, conspiracy and using a firearm in a crime of violence.

Specifically, Santiago admitted 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, for his participation in a conspiracy that resulted in the armed robbery and murder of Main Sept. 20, 2010. 

Main was chased, shot to death at close range and robbed as he approached the doorstep of the Citizen's Bank in Woonsocket where he was preparing to deposit receipts belonging to a gas station he managed.

Santiago, who has been identified in court records as the getaway driver following the robbery and murder of Main, was scheduled to go on trial on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Santiago’s guilty plea was entered prior to the beginning of the second day of jury empanelment.

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