BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The man charged in the deadly kidnapping of a young mother in Boston pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in federal court Tuesday.
Louis Coleman, 32, of Providence, Rhode Island, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on one count of kidnapping resulting in death. Coleman waived a preliminary hearing last month and agreed to be held without bail.
Jassy Correia, 23, disappeared after a birthday celebration at a Boston nightclub Feb. 24. Police in Delaware stopped Coleman’s car four days later and found her body in the trunk.
Prosecutors said security camera video showed Coleman carrying a body into his Providence apartment, then several days later lifting a large, heavy suitcase into the car.
If convicted, Coleman could face the federal death penalty or life in prison.
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