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Defense lawyer files for further records in Jassy Correia case

Louis D. Coleman, charged with kidnapping resulting in death, faces a death sentence or life in prison.

The scene on Route 95 in Stanton, DE, where Louis D. Coleman III was captured after a high speed chase in connection to the disappearance of Jassy Correia in Boston. A deceased female was found in the trunk. (John J. Jankowski Jr.) John J. Jankowski Jr.

BOSTON (AP) — The defense lawyer for a Rhode Island man charged in connection with the death of a woman whose body was later found in the trunk of his car is requesting additional records.

Louis D. Coleman III, of Providence, has been charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in the death of 23-year-old Jassy Correia.

Correia was last seen Feb. 24 leaving a Boston nightclub where she was celebrating her birthday. Coleman was stopped in Delaware four days later with Correia’s body in the trunk.

MassLive.com reports Coleman’s attorney filed a request Saturday for copies of Correia’s phone records, as well as videos, police reports and forensic test results collected by investigators as the case continues in Boston federal court.


Coleman faces a death sentence or life in prison.