THE widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has said hewas “pelted with bullets in the blink of an eye” by “gutless killers”.
Martine Moise's slammed the killers three days after she was airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment of serious wounds suffered when gunmen stormed the family home.
The president was attacked at 1am by a group of foreign mercenaries, mainly Columbians, who were paraded through the streets by an angry mob.
The president’s 47-year-old wife said during their time together “love radiated within the home”
“But suddenly, the mercenaries came and pelted my husband with bullets,” she said, speaking from her hospital bed.
“You have to be a notorious criminal without guts to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse with impunity, without giving him the chance to speak.”
She said her husband was gunned down “In the blink of an eye…without even giving him a chance to say a word”.
It comes after Joe Biden rebuffed Haiti's plea for help and refused to send in troops following the assassination.
Haitian government officials pleaded with the US President for help to safeguard the country's infrastructure on Friday.
Shocking footage shows the moment alleged ex-military mercenaries were dragged through the crowded slums of Port-au-Prince after being seized.
It comes after two alleged US mercenaries were paraded by Haitan cops in front of the media after they were arrested over the assassination.
James Solages, 35 and Joseph Vincent, and 15 Colombian nationals were captured over the brazen killing of the Haitian leader on Wednesday.
So far, 17 have been arrested and at least three were killed while handful remain at large, police say.
But no motive has been made public, and questions are swirling about who might have masterminded the audacious assassination.
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