Prosecutors will not seek death penalty for Louis Coleman, the suspect in a 2019 kidnapping case

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the case of a man charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of a Boston woman two years ago.

Investigators say Louis Coleman, of Providence, picked up Jassy Correia outside a Boston nightclub where she had been celebrating her 23rd birthday.

Days later, Coleman was pulled over by police in Delaware after authorities in multiple states launched a search.

Prosecutors say Correia's body was found in the trunk of Coleman's vehicle.

Coleman was initially charged after his arrest with kidnapping and refusal to report a death with intent to conceal a crime and mutilation of a dead human body.


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