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Haitian National Gets Maximum Sentence In 2015 Murder

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A Haitian national whom federal authorities tried to deport repeatedly before he fatally stabbed a Connecticut woman last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for her murder.A state judge in New London imposed the maximum sentence Monday on Jean Jacques.

The 41-year-old Jacques was convicted in April of murder in the June 2015 killing of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick. Her body was found in a closet in her Norwich apartment.

Federal authorities had tried repeatedly to deport Jacques, who was living in the U.S. illegally. But Haiti officials wouldn't take him back after he served 17 years behind bars for a 1997 attempted murder conviction.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials released Jacques from jail in early 2015. Chadwick was killed six months later.

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