Haiti Police Identify Former Supreme Court Judge as Suspect in President’s Killing

Haitian police are investigating what role a former Supreme Court judge may have played in the assassination of Haiti’s president following new developments announced on Friday, Reuters reported.

A spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti said suspects arrested in connection to President Jovenel Moïse’s murder — Haiti-Americans and Colombian mercenaries — revealed to police that they had visited former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot’s home several times, the wire service reported.

“Several of them have indicated that they have been to Mrs. Coq’s home twice,” National Police spokesperson Marie Michelle Verrier told reporters, according to Reuters. “These people gave to (police) details of documents signed during the meetings at Mrs. Coq’s home.”

Earlier this year, Moïse claimed that a coup was underway to overthrow the government and kill him. He said in February that at least 20 people had been arrested by police in connection to the alleged plot, The Associated Press reported.

Reuters noted that Coq-Thelot was one of three judges who were ultimately ousted in connection to the accusations.

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Source: By Caroline Vakil, the Hill