Crime

Haiti: 309 escaped prisoners still at large

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - 309 prisoners were still at large as of Wednesday afternoon according to data from the Croix-des-Bouquets civil prison. The Haitian National Police had only been able to capture 19 of the 328 who were freed by a brazen raid of armed men 4 days ago.

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Infamous Haiti kidnapper, Clifford Brandt, on the lam

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Wealthy businessman, Clifford Brandt, long time close friend to President Michel Martelly, escaped from prison on Sunday during a violent take over. Brandt was imprisoned on October 22, 2012 for the kidnapping and ransom of Nicolas and Coralie Moscoso.

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Felony charges filed against prime suspect in Alexandria Chery case

ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht) - The prime suspect in the disappearance of 16 year-old Alexandria Chery is now facing felony charges for obstruction of a criminal investigation but not yet murder.

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Arrested for Stealing Money for Haitian Women Cancer Screening

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - The owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer was arrested after an investigation found that $400,000 given to his organization to help at-risk Haitian-American women screen for breast cancer was never used for said purposes.

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Body found near search for missing Alexandria Chery

ORLANDO, USA (sentinel.ht/WFTV) - Family and friends of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery are desperately searching with the Orange County deputies the missing teenager. Her mother's boyfriend, Sanel Saint Simon has been arrested for providing false evidence and destruction of evidence in connection with the case. Police are still treating it a missing persons case.

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Boston resident, Myriam Durand, gunned down on Haiti visit

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Myriam Durand, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, who was visiting Haiti was gunned down Friday shortly after leaving the Toussaint Louverture International Airport en route to Les Cayes, according to sources.

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Family disproves suicide in Osner Fevry Jr. death

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of the departed Osner Fevry Jr released a statement Monday refuting the hypothesis that their son, 34 year old lawyer, diplomat and associate pastor, had taken his own life. In the note, the family detailed the events of the day Fevry Jr. had come up missing and the condition in which his lifeless body was found.

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Osner Fevry Jr. found dead, apparent gun shot

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Osner Fevry Jr., a lawyer and diplomat working at the Haitian Embassy in Japan was found dead Tuesday night from an apparent bullet to the head near his family's home in Haiti, where he had came for a month's visit.

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N. Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau appears in court, out on bail

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau was handcuffed and shackled at her ankles when she appeared before a judge Tuesday morning for charges of mortgage fraud, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

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'Well-liked' American missionary fatally stabbed in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht/AP) - An American missionary who was murdered, stabbed multiple times, in his home, was "well liked", according to members of his church in Haiti, who called on police to find his killer.

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Immortal Dany Laferrière assaulted, mugged during Haiti visit

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - World renowned Haitian author, Dany Laferrière, declared an "immortal" in the francophone world as a member of the l'Académie française, was assaulted and mugged by unidentified individuals, Thursday, while in Haiti to attend several events.

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Actor Jimmy Jean Louis' father shot dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is going through a difficult time in his life after his 78-year old father was shot dead by unidentified assailants while at a store in Torcelle, Haiti.

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Human rights leader and wife assassinated

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The general coordinator of an organization comprising eight of the largest human rights organizations in Haiti was shot dead, along with his wife, in Port-au-Prince Saturday.

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Two decapitated, mutilated in Dominican Republic

SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - The bodies of Yidet and Yodet Kaseite, ages 26 and 28, were identified after being found without heads, arms and genitals.

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Haiti: Alleged 'intellecutal author' of Jean Dominique murder speaks

ATLANTA, USA (sentinel.ht) - Former Senator Mirlande Liberus said on Tuesday that she was not surprised that the investigation into the 2000 murder of journalist Jean Dominique named here as the "intellectual author" of the crime.

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Five Family Members Killed and Burned in Cite Soleil, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In the past month, a sharp increase in homicides by authorities and citizens was observed in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil but on Thursday, November 14, 2013, cruelty rose up a notch, even shocking those living in district.

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Haiti: Tear Gas Victims File Criminal Complaint against Gov't Officials

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of more than a dozen school children, victims of the tear gas attack at schools in Cap-Haitien on October 28, formally submitted a criminal complaint against government officials, who are alleged to be cause and orchestrators of the act of terrorism.

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Okap Tear Gas Terror Attack by Cyrus Sibert, says National Palace Official

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It is being described as an act of terror, the tear gas attack of children at two school in North, Haiti. Information circulating is the attack was orchestrated by Journalist and Political Activist Cyrus Sibert who has been engaged in a long and public feud with the Departmental Director of Education, Justin Metellus. The Charges des Mission for the National Palace in the North Department said Sibert is also the culprit behind the recent wave of fecal matter being smeared on the wall of schools and urine bomb detonations.

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48-Year Old Man Arrested, Caught in Sexual Act with Minor in Car

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Police in Haiti arrested a 48 year old man on Thursday caught in the act of having sex with a 14 year old girl still in her school uniform.

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Former Petion-Ville, Haiti Police Chief Arrested, Again

LEOGRANE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The former police chief of Petion-ville, Vanel Lacroix, was arrested, again, on Saturday along with two other individuals, a prison escapee and another police officer, after an exchange of gunfire with police officers.

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Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly