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Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Killing Jassy Correia Will Be Held Without Bail

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A Rhode Island man will remain behind bars on charges of kidnapping a woman outside a Boston nightclub who was later found dead in the trunk of his car.

Louis Coleman III (Courtesy Delaware Department of Justice via AP)
Louis Coleman III (Courtesy Delaware Department of Justice via AP)

Louis Coleman, of Providence, appeared Monday in Boston's federal court to face a charge of kidnapping resulting in death. His public defender says Coleman has agreed to remain held without bail and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Coleman is charged in the death of 23-year-old Jassy Correia. She disappeared after celebrating her birthday at a Boston club Feb. 24. Her body was found four days later in the trunk of the car Coleman was driving during a police stop in Delaware.

Authorities say she died from strangulation and blunt force trauma.

Coleman faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

This article was originally published on March 11, 2019.

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