Former Supreme Court judge suspected in Haiti’s president assassination

16:28, 31 July 2021
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The Haitian police presented new accusations against a former Supreme Court judge over her alleged participation in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

According to police the judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot has met with the Columbian mercenaries who took part in the assassination.

The location of the judge is unknown as the police are busy searching for her.

The arrested Columbians have informed the police that they held a meeting with Coq-Thelot on several occasions before the assassination, according to Inspector General Marie Michelle Verrier the spokesperson of Haiti’s National Police.

"Several of them have indicated that they have been to Mrs. Coq’s home twice. These people gave to [police] details of documents signed during the meetings at Mrs. Coq's home," Verrier told journalists. 

The home as well as several residences in the countryside of the judge have already been raided by police.

Further details are unknown at the moment. 

Haiti is in turmoil since Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot to death in his residence on July 7, the First Lady Martine Moise was wounded. A total of 26 Colombians are suspected of the killing. Moise had tapped Ariel Henry to replace Joseph Claude as PM in the days before his assassination.

Earlier, a burial of the President’s corpse was held under heavy security measures.