- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - The trial of a Haitian national charged with killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison is starting this week.

The Norwich Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1MuNPGM ) Jean Jacque’s trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in New London.

Jacques is charged with murder and drug violations in the June 2015 stabbing death of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick of Norwich. Her body was found in a closet in her apartment.

The Bulletin reported in July that federal authorities failed to deport 41-year-old Jacques at least three times since 2002. Jacques spent 17 years behind bars on a 1997 attempted murder conviction.

Jacque’s lawyer has said his client maintains his innocence in Chadwick’s death.

A federal investigation into how Immigration and Customs Enforcement handled the case continues.


Information from: Norwich Bulletin, https://www.norwichbulletin.com

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