BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Louis Coleman, the suspect in the kidnapping and killing of young Boston mother Jassy Correia last month, made his first appearance in federal court in Boston Monday afternoon.
Correia's father, brother, and other family members sat quietly as Coleman, clad in an orange Plymouth County jumpsuit, was led into the room in shackles by U.S. Marshalls.
Coleman, 32, faces a charge of kidnapping resulting in death—a federal charge that carry a maximum of the death penalty if convicted.
He was read his rights during the brief appearance. He waived his right to a detention hearing, meaning he agrees to stay in prison for the time being, and also waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Police say they have surveillance video that shows Correia leaving the Venu nightclub with Coleman on February 24. She had been out celebrating her 23rd birthday. Hours later, they say Coleman was seen carrying a body into his Providence apartment.
Four days later, Coleman was stopped in Delaware, where State Police found Correia's body in the trunk of his car.
Correia was laid to rest Saturday. A funeral mass was held at St. Peter's Church in Dorchester.
(Photo: Delaware State Police)