Senator to ask for probe after immigrant accused in slaying

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. senator says he wants an investigation into a federal agency after a Haitian national was accused of killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison.

The Bulletin reports Connecticut’s Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he’ll ask the Office of the Inspector General to open an investigation into how the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement has handled the case of Jean Jacques.

The newspaper reported in July 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 stemming from a fatal June stabbing that killed 25-year-old Casey Chadwick of Norwich.

State leaders say they followed protocol in reporting Jacque’s immigration status.

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