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Widow of Haiti’s Slain President Indicted In Husband’s Assassination

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 20, 2024

Approximately 50 people have been charged in the conspiracy to assassinate Haiti’s former President Jovenel Moise, including former First Lady Martine Moise, former Prime Minister Claude Joseph, and other state officials.  Judge Walther Wesser Voltaire, who is in charge of the investigation into the 2021 murder of Mr. Moise, on Monday accepted the criminal complaint filed weeks ago by public prosecutor Edler Guillaume which alleges that Mrs. Moise, while not directly involved in planning the overnight raid that killed the president and seriously injured herself, nevertheless was somehow complicit in the events that unfolded on July 7. Martine Moise had ambitions of succeeding her husband as president, witnesses reportedly testified.  Apart from Mrs. Moise and Mr. Joseph, Léon Charles, former police chief and Dimitri Hérard, former commander of the Security Unit General of the National Palace, have both also been referred to the country’s criminal court. Félix Badio, a close friend of...