Day: January 7, 2022

Fearing death in Haiti, accused plotter chose U.S. justice

With a bounty on his head and Haiti’s dysfunctional authorized process and dangerously decrepit jail system on his brain, an ex-Colombian soldier wished in a wide-achieving assassination probe took a gamble.

Following a few months on the operate, Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios fled Haiti by boat for Jamaica, from which he hoped he could be smuggled back again to his indigenous Colombia. Once back house, though, he planned to get in touch with the American Embassy to “bring clarity” to his purpose in the July 7 slaying of Haitian President Jovenel Mose, in accordance to his legal professionals.

As a substitute of getting in contact with U.S. authorities from afar, he finished up in the United States, charged in federal court.

This report on Palacios’ state of head is dependent on an interview with a few of Palacios’ Colombia-centered attorneys and his spouse. The interview was executed Wednesday by

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