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Haitian President’s widow Recounts Assassination Attempt

Haitian President’s widow Recounts Assassination Attempt


Haiti Bids Farewell To Its Slain President

Martine Moïse, first lady of Haiti, has for the first time spoken in depth about the assassination attempt on her late husband, Jovenel Moïse.

The killing of President Jovenel Moïse by assassins on July 7 rocked Haiti. During the attack, he was shot multiple times while his wife was also shot but survived the assassination attempt even though she might not be able to use her right arm again.

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, a doctor with ties to Florida has been arrested. He is described as someone who played a central role in the death of the president.

Two Americans are among at least 20 people who have been detained thus far. The suspects include retired Colombian commandos, a former judge, a security equipment salesman, a mortgage and insurance broker in Florida, and two commanders of the president’s security team.

Several of the people under investigation met in the months prior to the killing to discuss rebuilding the country once the president was out of power, Haitian police have revealed. Yet Moise’s late wife is not satisfied with the investigation so far and feels none of the arrested people have the financial capability to mastermind and fund such a gigantic assassination operation.

She also questioned how 30-50 men who usually guard her husband were nowhere to be seen during the attack. None had any gunshot wounds or were killed during the attack.

In an interview with the New York Times in Florida, where she is recuperating, the first lady of Haiti said with her elbow shattered by gunfire and her mouth full of blood, she laid on the floor beside her bed, unable to breathe, as the assassins stormed the room.

“The only thing that I saw before they killed him were their boots,” Martine Moïse said of the moment her husband, President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti, was shot dead beside her. “Then I closed my eyes, and I didn’t see anything else.”


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