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Ex-senator wanted in connection with Haitian President’s death arrested in Jamaica

January 15th, 2022
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated July 7th, 2021 in an attack at his private residence

A former senator who was being sought in connection with the July 7th assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has reportedly been arrested in Jamaica.

A Haiti National Police spokesperson told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was in custody, however no further information was immediately available.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Communications Unit with the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, in responding to the report said other people were arrested along with Joseph and authorities were trying to determine whether they are family members.

Joseph is a Haitian politician and opponent of the Tet Kale party that Moïse belonged to.

He is the second suspect to be arrested in Jamaica, following the late October detainment of former Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios.

More than 40 people, including 18 former Colombian soldiers, have been arrested in the killing of Moïse, who was shot several times at his private residence in an attack that also injured his wife, Martine.

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