Lawmakers unveil bill after immigrant's murder conviction
By The Associated Press
Casey Chadwick was murdered and found in a Norwich apartment closet. (Family/WFSB file photo)
A proposed law called "Casey's Law" is in memory of a 25-year-old Norwich woman who was killed by a Haitian national. ICE failed to deport him after his release from prison. (WFSB)
NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -
Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney proposed a law that would crack down on countries that refuse or delay U.S. officials' attempts to deport dangerous criminals.
The Connecticut Democrats unveiled "Casey's Law" on Monday in Hartford. It's named after Casey Chadwick, a 25-year-old Norwich woman who was fatally stabbed last year by Haitian national Jean Jacques. Jacques is now serving a 60-year prison sentence.
Federal authorities had tried repeatedly to deport Jacques. But Haiti officials wouldn't take him back after he served 17 years behind bars for a 1997 attempted murder conviction.
Chadwick was killed six months after Jacques was released from prison.
A federal report released last month said immigration officials could have done more to deport Jacques.
More details of "Casey's Law" haven't been released.
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