Haiti: Former mayor and former legislator are accused of 2019 murder of journalist Néhémie Joseph

  • Source: IAPA
  • May 13, 2024

"A former senator and a former mayor, along with five others, have been accused of murdering journalist Néhémie Joseph five years ago in a town in central Haiti.

Judge Edwige Dorsainvil ordered pretrial detention for former legislator Rony Célestin, former mayor Lochard Laguerre, and Juste Chandou Clerjeune, Elionel Casséus, Angelina Fabiola Cameau, Douyon Rosevald, and Hugens Charles, all for alleged involvement in the crime that took place on October 10, 2019, in the town of Mirebalais, 60 kilometers northeast of Port-au-Prince.

Joseph, a reporter for the local station Radio Panic FM and correspondent for Radio Méga in the capital, was shot multiple times. His body was discovered in the trunk of his own vehicle abandoned at the entrance of Mirebalais, the city where he worked."

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