Man indicted in kidnapping, death of Boston woman

By The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Rhode Island man charged in the kidnapping of a Boston woman whose body was later found in the trunk of the man’s car.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts said Thursday that 32-year-old Louis Coleman was indicted on one count of kidnapping resulting in death. Coleman waived a preliminary hearing last month and agreed to be held without bail.

Jassy Correia disappeared after a birthday celebration at a Boston nightclub Feb. 24. Police in Delaware stopped Coleman’s car four days later and found the 23-year-old woman’s body in the trunk.

Prosecutors said security camera footage showed Coleman carrying a body into his Providence apartment, then several days later lifting a large, heavy suitcase into the car.

If convicted, Coleman could face the federal death penalty.  

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