Lawyers for the Rhode Island man accused of killing a 23-year-old Massachusetts mother last year said Tuesday their work has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorneys representing Louis Coleman III, who is accussed in the deadly kidnapping of Jassy Correia said during a hearing their ability to speak directly with Colemen had been impacted by the pandemic.
The hearing was held via videoconference.
Correia was last seen early on Feb. 24 leaving a Boston nightclub after celebrating her birthday and getting into Coleman's car, according to police.
Surveillance video shows Coleman carrying her into his Providence apartment. Correia, of Lynn, was found in the trunk of his car when police stopped him in Delaware four days later.
He now faces a death sentence or life in prison under federal kidnapping charges resulting in death. Coleman, 32, of Providence, has pleaded not guilty.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 7.
Correia is survived by her family, including her 2-year-old daughter.