4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four prime suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have been transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stalls in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges, US officials said on Tuesday known.

Suspects now in US government custody include James Solages, 37, and Joseph Vincent, 57, two Haitian-Americans who were among the first to be arrested after Moïse was found dead at his private home in the near the capital Port-au-Prince was shot twelve times on July 7, 2021.

Also charged is Christian Emmanuel Sanon, an elderly pastor, doctor and failed businessman whom authorities have identified as a key figure. His associates have claimed he was duped by the real — and still unidentified — masterminds behind the assassination that plunged Haiti into deep political chaos and unleashed a level of gang violence not seen in decades .

The fourth suspect has been identified as Colombian national Germán Rivera García, 44, who is among nearly two dozen former Colombian soldiers charged in the case.

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