The widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has recalled the terrifying moment her husband was shot dead next to her as she claims she only survived because the killers thought she was already dead.
‘When they left, they thought I was dead,’ Martine Moïse, 47, told the New York Times.
President Moïse and First Lady Martine were asleep in their bed in their home on the hills of Port-au-Prince on July 7 when deafening gunshots rung out and woke them up in a state of panic.
Martine ran to wake up her two adult children instructing them to hide in the bathroom – the only room with no windows – with the family dog.
President Moïse called his head of security and told his wife to lie down on the floor ‘That’s where I think you will be safe,’ she remembers him saying. It turned out to be the last thing he would say to his wife of 25 years.
Moments later the group of assassins broke into the presidential bedroom and opened fire. Gun shots hit Martine first, in the hand and the elbow, as she lay on the floor as instructed.
Her elbow was shattered by a gunshot and her mouth filled with blood was she lay on the floor as the group of assassins charged into her bedroom.
‘The only thing that I saw before they killed him were their boots. Then I closed my eyes, and I didn’t see anything else.’
She heard as the men searched the room and her husband’s files until they found what they were looking for. What that was she in still unsure of.
Martine Moïse, 47, (right) was laying on the floor of her bedroom as 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.
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
Suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, who was shot dead at his home, are pictured
Suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse are moved to be displayed to the media at police headquarters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitian authorities have implicated at least 20 retired Colombian soldiers in the president’s Read More
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