Feds probe failed deportation of immigrant accused of murdering Norwich woman

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NORWICH — Federal officials have started investigating the failed deportation of a Haitian national charged with killing a Norwich woman shortly after his release from prison.

Officials said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security opened an investigation into how Immigration and Customs Enforcement has handled the case of Jean Jacques.

Fox 61 reported this summer that federal authorities failed to deport Jacques at least three times since 2002. Jacques spent 17 years behind bars on a 1997 attempted murder conviction.

He was released in January and is now awaiting trial for allegedly fatally stabbing 25-year-old Casey Chadwick of Norwich in June.

State leaders have said they followed protocol in reporting Jacques’ immigration status.

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