Men flee during a demonstration denouncing gang violence, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 14, 2023.
Vincent was close to Haitian-American suspects James Solages and Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a South Florida resident and pastor whose ambition to replace Mr. Moïse as president led to the president's assassination, according to charges filed by prosecutors. Both were among the first arrested after Mr. Moïse was shot 12 times in his home.
After the killing, Vincent proclaimed his innocence and told a Haitian judge that he was the translator for Colombian soldiers accused of storming the president's residence and killing him.
More than 40 suspects have been arrested in the Haiti case, most of them shortly after Mr. Moïse was killed in the attack that also injured his wife, Martine Moïse. Those arrested include 18 former Colombian military personnel accused of participating in the plot and several senior Haitian police officers.
In Haiti, five judges were appointed to handle this case and four of them resigned for various reasons, including fear of being killed.
In the two years following the assassination, Haiti experienced a surge in gang violence that led the prime minister to call for the immediate deployment of a foreign armed force in October 2022. The UN Security Council voted to send a Kenyan-led multinational force to help fight armed gangs in October this year. p>
The deployment has, however, been delayed. Kenya said its staff needed more training and funding, and a local high court extended orders blocking the deployment, with a hearing scheduled for the end of January. No deployment date has been announced.