BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The man charged with kidnapping a young mother from outside a Boston nightclub who was later found dead in the trunk of his car made his first appearance in federal court Monday.
Thirty-two-year-old Louis Coleman, of Providence, Rhode Island waived his right to a preliminary hearing and signed a voluntary order of detention during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court.
He faces a charge of kidnapping resulting in the death. Twenty-three-year-old Jassy Correia, who disappeared after celebrating her birthday at a club in the Theater District February 24.
Her body was found four days later in the trunk of the car Coleman was driving during a police stop on a highway in Delaware.
Authorities say she died from strangulation and blunt force trauma.
Coleman faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted. His federal public defender didn’t return a voicemail Monday.
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