Two American suspects involved in murder of Haïti president testified at interrogation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The men said they were interpreters, and their goal was to arrest Jovenel Moïse, not to kill him
12:45, 9 July 2021

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Two Americans of Haïtian origin who became suspects in the murder of Haïti leader Jovenel Moïse have testified during interrogation. 

According to judge Clément Noël, James Solages and Joseph Vincent claimed that they were interpreters. "Their mission was to arrest President Jovenel Moïse to execute the order of investigating judge - not to kill him", the judge said as quoted by Le Nouvelliste.

Noël also claimed that replying to the question about the sponsor of this mission, Solages only said he found that job on the Internet. He also added he has been staying in Haïti for a month, and he lived in Pétion-Ville. Vincent Joseph has been staying in the country for six months, and he lived in Frères.

"The mercenaries stayed in Haïti for some three months", Solages told the investigation team.

Related: Haïti president shot dead during attack on his residence

Magalie Habitant, the leading official in the PHTK party and Jovenel Moïse's colleague said she was the actual owner of the house in Thomassin where the mercenaries stayed. "I have nothing to do with that house, which I left for three months. I rented it from my lawyer", she explained.

Law enforcers noticed that the criminals got into the presidential residence quite easily, and that evoked their suspicion. Prosecutor's Office of Port-au-Prince decided to interrogate his lawyers. The two workers of the President's Security Service will be summoned for interrogation on July 13 and 14.

Related: State of emergency declared in Haiti after president Moïse assassination

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