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Louis Coleman to Appear Monday in Federal Court in Boston for Jassy Correia Kidnapping Death

23-year-old Jassy Correia's body was found in the trunk of Louis D. Coleman's car

What to Know

  • Louis D. Coleman III will appear Monday in a federal courtroom in Boston at 2 p.m.
  • The Rhode Island man is facing a federal charge of kidnapping, resulting in death.
  • Jassy Correia, a 23-year-old Mass. mom, was last seen Feb. 24 leaving a Boston nightclub. Her body was found in Coleman's trunk.

A suspect in the fatal kidnapping of a Massachusetts woman whose body was found in the trunk of his car when it was stopped by Delaware authorities will appear in federal court in Boston on Monday.

Louis D. Coleman III, 32, of Providence, Rhode Island, will make his first Boston court appearance at 2 p.m., the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced Sunday.

Coleman is a suspect in the death of Jassy Correia, a 23-year-old mother from Lynn, who was last seen on Feb. 24 leaving a Boston nightclub where she had gone to celebrate her birthday with friends.

Coleman is facing a federal charge of kidnapping, resulting in death. The charge carries a sentence of mandatory life and also makes Coleman eligible for the death penalty if convicted, according to federal prosecutors.

Coleman appeared Monday before a federal magistrate in Delaware where he waived his right to a hearing and did not contest a prosecution request that he be detained pending removal to Massachusetts.

A spokeswoman for the Delaware Department of Correction later confirmed that Coleman had been extradited.

When announcing the federal charge against Coleman, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said the federal charges are being brought in Boston because Correia "is from here, was taken from here, and justice should be done here if it all possible."

While Coleman is not facing a murder charge, Lelling said there is probable cause to believe the 32-year-old suspect killed Correia. Authorities have said preliminarily that Correia died from blunt force trauma and strangulation.

A funeral was held Saturday for Correia in Dorchester.

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