Lookout in David Main Killing Sentenced to 188 Months

The lookout in the 2010 armed robbery and murder of Woonsocket gas station manager David D. Main was sentenced to 15-and-a-half-years in federal prison, the Rhode Island office of the United States Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, formerly of Springfield, Mass., admitted to the court that she waited in her car across the street from the Shell gas station, watching for Main to leave with the bank deposit. When he did, she called convicted killer Jason Pleau and followed Main to the bank.

Main was shot dead by Pleau, who pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced to life in prison in October.

On the night of the crime, Lajoie told the court that she later reunited with Pleau and a third co-defendant, Jose Santiago, the getaway driver, in a Providence apartment where they shared the $12,500 taken from Main by Pleau.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Lajoie to serve 5 years supervised release upon completion of her prison term. Lajoie pleaded guilty on December 9, 2011, to one count each of Hobbs Act conspiracy; aiding and abetting a Hobbs Act robbery; and use of a firearm during and in relation to a federal crime of violence.

Santiago, who pleaded guilty on Sept. 5, 2013, 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 resulting in death was sentenced on February 13, 2014, to 40 years in federal prison. 

The matter was investigated by the Woonsocket Police Department, Rhode Island State Police and the FBI, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rhode Island National Guard.


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