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Haiti president assassination: Florida-based suspect planned to take presidency, police claim

Haiti’s nationwide police arrested a Florida-based physician as a “central” suspect within the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. 

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, was the third Haitian-born suspect with ties to the U.S. arrested within the investigation surrounding Moïse’s demise. 

Police Chief Leon Charles recommended that Sanon might have plotted to kill Moïse and assume the presidency himself, The New York Times reported. 

Interim President Claude Joseph speaks during a news conference at his residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 11, 2021, four days after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Interim President Claude Joseph speaks throughout a information convention at his residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 11, 2021, 4 days after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

“He arrived by private plane in June with political objectives and contacted a private security firm to recruit the people who committed this act,” Charles mentioned. “The initial mission that was given to these assailants was to protect the individual named Emmanuel Sanon, but afterwards the mission changed.”

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Charles mentioned that officers searched Sanon’s home in Haiti and located a hat with the emblem of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 20 containers of bullets, gun elements, 4 license plates from the Dominican Republic, two vehicles and correspondences with unidentified folks. 

“We continue to make strides,” Charles mentioned, although he supplied no particulars on how Sanon supposedly planned to take management of the federal government. 

Charles mentioned that after Moïse was killed, one of many suspects phoned Sanon, who then bought in contact with two folks believed to be the mental authors of the plot. He didn’t determine the masterminds or say if police know who they’re.

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Haitian authorities claimed to have obtained details about Sanon from interrogations. 

A video recorded in 2011 titled “Dr. Christian Sanon – Leadership for Haiti” seems to current Sanon as a potential chief for the nation

Haitian authorities final week arrested two Haitian Americans, together with nearly a dozen others, in connection to the assassination. 

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Haiti’s minister of elections, Mathias Pierre, recognized James Solages, 35, and Vincent Joseph, 55, as suspects within the case. The two males had been paraded together with 15 different suspects, all Colombia nationals, in entrance of journalists throughout a press convention late Thursday.

More than 20 Colombians are suspected in connection to the killing of Moïse. Charles mentioned that 5 suspects stay at massive and at the very least three have been killed. 

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“They are dangerous individuals,” Charles mentioned. “I’m talking commando, specialized commando.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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