No Trial Until Death Penalty Decision In Jassy Correia Murder Case

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A decision on a trial date for the man suspected of brutally murdering Jassy Correia nearly two years ago has been put on hold.

Correia, a 22-year-old mother from Dorchester, was last seen alive at a Boston nightclub on Feb. 24th 2019.

Federal prosecutors allege she was taken by 33-year-old Louis D. Coleman III, driven to his apartment in Providence, and killed. Her body was allegedly found in the trunk of Coleman's car during a traffic stop on I-95 in Delaware.

Coleman appeared via videolink from Plymouth County Jail Friday. His attorneys said their case is stalled because they haven't been able to meet with their client for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The judge in the case said he will ask for a kiosk to be installed in segregation, where Coleman is being held without bail.

The judge said he isn't ready to set a trial date without a ruling on whether this is a death penalty case. But one must be set soon, he said, because as courts begin to open up post-pandemic, courts will be jammed with a backlog of cases.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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