April 3, 2000
Case: Jean Leopold Dominique
Director of radio station Haiti Inter, Port-au-Prince.
Around 6:00 a.m. he arrived at the radio station, its security guard, Jean-Claude Louissaint, opened the main door and a man who had been prowling around pulled out a revolver and fired seven times. He had put on a bulletproof vest, but a shot penetrated his heart. The security guard was also killed. The journalist’s wife, who also worked at the radio station, found the two bodies.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
On March 14, 2004 arrested and implicated in the murder were Harold Sevère, former deputy mayor of Port-au-Prince, and Ostide Pétion.
On March 21, 2003 Judge Berbard St-Vill formally issued a homicide indictment and ordered the arrest of Dymsley Milien (Ti Lou), Jeudy Jean-Daniel (Guimy), Markington Philippe, Ralph Léger, Freud Junior Demarattes and Ralph Joseph. The latter three were released from jail.
As for Dymsley Milien, Jeudy Jean-Daniel and Markington Philippe, they fled.
Suspects not charged: (+)
Dymsley Milien, Jeudy Jean-Daniel and Markington Philippe escaped from jail.
On August 4, 2003 the Port-au-Prince Appeals Court ordered a new investigation.