Martine Moise. (Photo: Google Images)

Martine Moïse, wife of Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, has been arrested along with 50 people in the assassination of her husband in 2021. Moïse is not being indicted in the planning of his killing; rather, she is being indicted as an accomplice based on statements made by the former first lady contradicting the testimony of other witnesses.

It is also being reported a key witness says Martine Moise was plotting with others to take over the presidency. Jovenel Moïse was assassinated July 7, 2021 at 1 a.m. at his home in Port-au-Prince. Mrs. Moïse was wounded in the attack. She was shot multiple times and airlifted to the United States for emergency treatment. President Moïse, who’s administration was rife with protests over his rise to the role of president, particularly as the successor of former Haitian President Michel Martelly, had foiled a coup attempt in February 23, 2017. Below, the former first lady discusses President Jovenel’s assassination:

According to the New York Times:

“A lawyer for Mrs. Moïse denied the accusations. ‘We do not believe that she is or could ever be a suspect in the case,’ the lawyer, Paul Turner, who is based in Florida, told The Times. ‘She was a victim, just like her children that were there, and her husband.'”

This story is developing.

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on social media @Ntellectual.

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