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Louis Coleman, Charged With Kidnapping Jassy Correia, Pleads Not Guilty

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

A Rhode Island man charged with kidnapping a Boston woman whose dead body was later found in the trunk of his car has pleaded not guilty.

Louis Coleman III appeared in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to face a charge of kidnapping resulting in death, which carries a possible death sentence if he is convicted. He continues to be held without bail.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Coleman kidnapped Jassy Correia on Feb. 24 from outside of a Boston nightclub where she had been celebrating her 23rd birthday. Police say he was later captured on surveillance video carrying her body into his Providence apartment.

Coleman was stopped on Interstate 95 in Delaware four days later with Correia's body in the trunk.

His attorney, David Hoose, said outside court he'd "rather not comment."

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