An Austin man who traveled to Haiti to visit his mother was killed by unknown attackers shortly after he arrived on Aug. 13, according to relatives.

Christian Daniel, 65, left Haiti to come to the United States in the 1990s. He had since become an American citizen and an important part of his community near Rundberg Lane as a handyman who would fix things for his friends and neighbors, relatives said.

Daniel’s niece Vanessa Bissereth said that before his trip in mid-August, Daniel had told his family he was planning to bring food to his mother’s village and make repairs for the residents, just as he’d done in Austin. Continue reading

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