A significant development in the case of the slain Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, has unfolded with the sentencing of Herman Alejandro Rivera Garcia, a former Colombian officer, to life imprisonment. Rivera Garcia played a central role in the violent assault that occurred at the presidential residence.
The verdict was handed down by a federal judge in Florida, marking a crucial turning point in the quest for justice in the murder of the Haitian leader.
Rivera Garcia was one of the members of the group of mercenaries who carried out a violent attack at Jovenel Moïse’s residence in the early hours of July 7, 2021. The assailants forcefully entered the presidential residence, opening fire on President Moïse, killing him instantly, and leaving his wife, Martine Moïse, critically wounded but miraculously alive.
The arrest and conviction of Rivera Garcia are the result of exceptional international cooperation and joint efforts by Haitian and American authorities to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice. The report from the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police played a critical role in the investigation, unequivocally linking Rivera Garcia to the mercenaries involved in the assassination.
The Florida court found Herman Alejandro Rivera Garcia guilty of complicity in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, sentencing him to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. This decision marks a major milestone in the judicial process aimed at holding all individuals involved in this shocking political act accountable. The conviction sends a strong message that justice will not be compromised in the pursuit of truth and accountability.