Mystery grows with key suspect in Haiti President killing

Port-au-Prince

A physician. A church pastor. A failed Florida businessman who filed for bankruptcy. New details that have emerged about a man considered a key player in the killing of Haiti’s President deepened the mystery over the assassination that shocked this nation of more than 11 million people as it faces an uncertain future.

Authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, a Haitian who once expressed a desire to lead his country in a YouTube video. However, he is unknown in Haitian political circles, and associates suggested he was duped by those really behind the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse in an attack last week that critically wounded his wife, Martine. A Florida friend of Sanon told AP the suspect is an evangelical Christian pastor and also is a licenced physician in Haiti, but not in the US.

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