By NAN Contributor
News Americas, NEW LONDON, CT, Thurs. April 14, 2016: A 41-year-old undocumented Haitian immigrant is facing a maximum sentence of 60 years in jail after being found guilty of killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison last June.
Jean Jacques was this week convicted by a jury of eight men and four women in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick in her Norwich apartment. Her body was found in a closet in her apartment.
Jurors who deliberated for about five hours between Friday afternoon and Monday called the evidence “overwhelming” and the case “cut-and-dried” according to the Norwich Bulletin.
Jacques had spent more than 15 years behind bars after he was found guilty of attempted murder in Norwich in 1996.
But he wasn’t deported when he was released from prison despite the U.S. immigration policy that calls for criminal immigrants to be deported. Jacques illegally immigrated to the United States from his native Haiti
He is set to be sentenced on June 6th.