A Providence man found guilty in the fatal kidnapping of 23-year-old, Dorchester resident, Jassy Correia will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Louis Coleman, 36, was charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death Correia’s death and was found guilty in a jury trial over the summer. Federal judge Dennis Saylor IV said Coleman would serve a life sentence at a federal prison in a West Coast state, and will not be eligible for parole.
Coleman kidnapped the young mother from outside the Boston nightclub Venu back in February 2019, where she was waiting for a rideshare car after spending the night out with friends celebrating her 23rd birthday.
Surveillance footage showed Correia standing on the sidewalk when a man approached her and led her to a car parked nearby.
Police released more surveillance footage from outside Coleman’s apartment in Providence, showing him carrying a body matching the description of Correia from his car to his apartment.
Five days later, Correia’s body was found inside a suitcase in the trunk of Coleman’s car while he was driving along I-95 in Delaware. Prosecutors stated that Correia died from blunt force trauma and strangulation.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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