Marine Moise, the wife of slain Haitian President sat down with the @nytimes and detailed what happened when her husband, former Haitian President #Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated on July 7th.
In the interview, Martine Moïse stated the killers thought she was dead. “When they left, they thought I was dead,” she said.
Martine also stated that when she first heard shots, she woke up her kids and told them to hide in the bathroom.
She continued to say that the only thing she saw before the killers shot her husband were their boots. “The only thing I saw before they killed him were their boots. Then I closed my eyes, and I didn’t see anything else.
Martine also recalled the men looking for something in the home. She heard them say, “That’s not it. That’s not it,” Martine said. She added, eventually the men found wha they were looking for and said, “That’s it.”
As previously reported, two men believed to be Haitian Americans have been arrested in connection to the assassination of Haiti’s president along with a group of alleged retired members of the Colombian military.
James Solages and Joseph Vincent of Florida were among 17 suspects detained in the violent slaying of President Jovenel Moise, who was gunned down in his home in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
In addition to the 17 in custody, Chief of Haiti’s National Police Leon Charles says three other suspects were killed by police and eight are on the run–bringing the total number of suspects believed to be involved in Moise’s assassination to 28.
“We are going to bring them to justice,” he said as the 17 suspects sat handcuffed on the floor during a press conference Thursday night.