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06-26-2015, 07:39 AM

Norwich Police Make Arrest In Homicide Investigation



NORWICH — Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a woman inside her apartment earlier this month.

Casey Chadwick was found on June 15 in an apartment at 16 Spaulding St., and her body showed "obvious signs of trauma," Sgt. Ed Peckham said.

On Thursday, police said Jean Jacques, of 5 Crossway St., had been charged with murder in Chadwick's death.

Jacques is being held on $1 million bail and is expected to appear in court Thursday, police said.

Police did not release any information regarding a possible motive for the murder, but said they believe the murder was an isolated incident and is not believed to be the result of domestic violence.



Police found Casey Chadwick, 25, dead Monday afternoon with obvious signs of trauma in an apartment on Spaulding Street.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner said the cause of death was, “Sharp forced injuries to the head and neck with vascular injuries.” They ruled the death a homicide.

07-18-2015, 04:51 PM

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- A Haitian immigrant who was released from prison in January after serving a 17-year prison sentence for attempted murder is back in custody on a murder charge in the death of a Connecticut woman last month.

The Bulletin reports that Jean Jacques's prison file was marked "Detainer: Immigration" and that Connecticut officials say he was released in January to the custody of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but was never deported.

ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer tells the newspaper the law prohibits him from discussing Jacques' case.

On Monday, the 40-year-old Jacques was in a Connecticut court to answer to murder and drug charges, stemming from the June 15 stabbing death of Casey Chadwick in Norwich, the city where Jacques lived before he went to prison. The 25-year-old woman's body was found stuffed in a closet.

According to the Bulletin, in January 2014, Connecticut made history by becoming the first state to enact legislation that prohibited law enforcement agencies from holding people simply because they had a civil immigration detainer put on them.

The measure was touted as a way to strengthen immigrant families, the newspaper reports, but the law was clear on who was exempt from its protection: Convicted felons and people with a "final order" of deportation from the federal government were chief among them.

Haitian national Jacques fit both categories when he was paroled from prison in January of this year, the Bulletin reported. He had served 17 years in prison for attempted murder, a crime committed in Norwich. But he wasn't deported, or held for deportation.

The newspaper reported Thursday that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said federal immigration officials had been trying to deport Jacques since 2002, while he was in prison, but were unable to send him back to Haiti because the 40-year-old convicted felon could not produce identity documents to establish his citizenship there.

And, the ICE spokesman added, a 2001 Supreme Court case required the agency to release him in January -- six months before the brutal stabbing death of Chadwick in her Norwich apartment.

His bail is more than $1 million.

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04-13-2016, 07:28 AM

Jury convicts Haitian national in 2015 Norwich killing
Published: April 12, 2016, 6:46 am

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Haitian national has been convicted in the June 2015 killing of a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison.

A jury in New London on Monday found 41-year-old Jean Jacques guilty of murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick in her Norwich apartment. Her body was found in a closet in her apartment.

Jacques spent more than 15 years behind bars after he was found guilty of attempted murder in Norwich in 1996 but wasn’t deported when he was released from prison.

Attorney Chester Fairlie is working with the family on an investigation into the immigration policy that allowed Jacques to stay in the country after he was released from prison.

Jacques faces up to 60 years behind bars when he’s sentenced on June 6.