Police Search for Suspect in Haiti Assassination

Judge Named As Suspect in Haiti Assassination

(TargetLiberty.org) – A new suspect has emerged in last month’s shocking assassination of Haiti’s president. Now, the troubled nation’s police say they’re looking for a former Supreme Court judge who allegedly masterminded the killing.

On July 7, Haitian leader Jovenel Moïse was shot dead by a group of gunmen who claimed to be American DEA agents. They turned out to be Colombian mercenaries and Haitian-Americans, one of whom was a former DEA source. The 53-year-old’s death left Haiti under martial law.

Now, police have issued an arrest warrant for Wendelle Coq-Thelot, one of three Haitian Supreme Court justices who Moïse ousted in February. The president had reportedly feared the judges were planning a coup against him – and it looks like he may have been right. A National Police spokeswoman says several of the mercenary assassins told police they met Coq-Thelot at least twice as they planned the attack.

Currently, Coq-Thelot is on the run; police have raided her home and put up wanted posters. So far, more than 20 people have been arrested in connection with the assassination, but it seems investigators still don’t know who ordered it or hired the mercenaries. The arrest warrant for Coq-Thelot might be a sign they’re closing in on the coup organizers.

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