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Suspect in death of woman found in trunk will stay in jail

Pallbearers carry the casket of Jassy Correia, with her father, Joaquin Correira, center rear, following at the end of her funeral service at Saint Peter Parish, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Dorchester, Mass. Jassy Correia was murdered after she left a Boston nightclub early the morning of Feb. 24. Her body was found in the trunk of a car in Delaware, several days later. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 12:20 PM

BOSTON - 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, 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.

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