Haiti’s First Lady Martine Moise said gunmen were “looking for something” in their bedroom before shooting her husband.
Ms. Moise appeared in her first TV interview since the attack and asked why no guard protecting the house was injured.
After the attack, when she was finally let out of the house by the police, Ms Moise noticed that there were no guards outside and concluded that they had either ‘let the attackers in’ or ‘left their posts’.
Haiti’s First Lady Martine Moise said gunmen ‘looked for something’ in their bedroom before shooting her husband
Haiti President Jovenel Moise was murdered by gunmen during a nighttime raid that also seriously injured Ms. Moise.
Mr and Mrs Moise were sleeping in their beds in their home in the hills of Port-au-Prince on 7 July when deafening gunshots rang out, waking them in panic.
Mrs. Moise and her husband were hiding in the bedroom when the door burst open and the attackers ‘searched the room’ after Mrs. Moise was hit by a bullet.
Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated by gunmen in a nighttime raid that also seriously injured Ms. Moise
Ms. Moise appeared in her first TV interview since the attack and asked why no guard protecting the house was injured. (Pictured: People watch inside a police car as the crowd surrounds the Petionville Police Station, where gunmen charged with involvement in the president’s assassination were taken)
Talk about CNNMs. Moise said, “They came looking for something because I heard them say ‘it’s not, it’s not, there it is’, which means they found what they were looking for.”
She added that she doesn’t know what they found, but after the attacker found the item, she approached her husband and called someone.
The attackers described President Jovenel, who was unharmed and alive at the time, saying he was “tall, skinny and black.”
First Lady Mrs Moise said, “Maybe the person on the phone confirmed it was him and they shot him to the ground.”
On CNN, Ms. Moise said: “They came to find something because I heard them say ‘it’s not, that’s not it, there it is,’ meaning they found what they were looking for.”
Martine Moïse, 47, (right) was lying on the floor of her bedroom when her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, 47, was shot dead next to her. Her daughter Jomarlie Moise (right) was also home at the time of the attack.
She thinks the attackers thought she was dead too when they left.
Dozens of guards are usually on hand to protect the president, but the First Lady said they were “nowhere to be found” after the incident and concluded that they “let the attackers in” or “left their posts.”
She said, ‘There is no other explanation. You’re there to protect the president and the president is dead and you’re nowhere to be seen.”
Ms Moise was surprised that no guards were injured after the attack and believes it is part of a much larger conspiracy.
The former First Lady was shot and seriously injured before her husband was fatally shot
In the July 7 attack, Ms. Moise ran to wake her two grown children and ordered her to hide in the bathroom — the only windowless room — with the family’s dog.
President Moise called his chief of security and told his wife to lie down on the floor. “I think you’ll be safe there,” she remembers saying. It turned out to be the last thing he would say to his wife for 25 years.
Moments later, the group of assassins broke into the presidential bedroom and opened fire. Gunshots hit Martine first, in the hand and elbow, as she lay on the floor as instructed.
Her elbow was shattered by a gunshot and her mouth filled with blood as she lay on the floor as the group of killers stormed into her bedroom.
Suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince on July 8.
Suspects accused of playing a role in the president’s assassination sit against a white wall with a group of guns lined up in front of them
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, left, and Haitian First Lady Martine Moïse are seen at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on May 23, 2018