Key Suspect In The Assassination Of Haitian President Jovenel Moise – Says I Don’t Know Who Killed Him
A Former Colombian soldier, Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, has been arrested in Miami, US as a suspect within the homicide of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
Palacios, a former member of the Colombian navy, is accused by Haitian authorities of being a part of a mercenary group that tortured and killed Moïse and wounded his wife, Martine, throughout an assault on Moïse’s personal dwelling in July.
Palacios often known as ‘Floro’ – was arrested in Miami on Tuesday, January 4, after being detained and deported by authorities in Jamaica, regulation enforcement officers say.
He was held in Jamaica since October, however was deported to Colombia earlier this week resulting from what officers say was an immigration violation.
Nonetheless, throughout a stopover of a flight in Panama, the suspected mercenary was once more arrested, and requested to ‘voluntarily’ board a flight to the US, a supply mentioned.
Earlier than he was deported, Palacios, who admitted he was in Haiti on the time of the assault, allegedly evaded seize by escaping the Haiti by boat to Jamaica in October.
Talking to ‘The Week’ from an undetermined location, Palacios denied killing the previous president however mentioned he witnessed it.
‘I don’t know who killed him. I say it from the center for my household,’ Palacios informed the outlet.
Palacios is now scheduled to look earlier than a federal courtroom the place he can be indicted and face formal prices by Homeland Safety and the FBI .
When arraigned on Wednesday, January 5, Palacios would be the first particular person allegedly concerned within the brazen assassination to be formally charged with against the law.