BOSTON (WHDH) - Family members of a Massachusetts woman allegedly kidnapped and killed by a Rhode Island man in 2019 were watching in a South Boston courtroom as the man’s trial began Tuesday.

Louis D. Coleman is charged with kidnapping resulting in death after investigators say he picked up 23-year-old Jassy Correia outside of a Boston nightclub.

Several days after Correia disappeared, officials found her body in the trunk of Coleman’s car in Delaware on Feb. 28, 2019.

Joel Correia, Jassy’s brother, said the trial was hard to watch, but he would be there “until the end.”

“It was difficult, there were videos, photos … it’s something like it feels like it just happened right now,” Joel Correia said. “We’re just going to wait for justice.”

In November 2021, prosecutors announced that they would not seek the death penalty against Coleman.

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