Four suspects in the assassination plot of Jovenel Moise made their initial federal court hearing at C. Clyde Atkins U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday. (Ashley Miznazi/ The Haitian Times)

MIAMI — For the first time since their names grabbed headlines worldwide 18 months ago, three Haitian Americans suspected in the assassination plot that left Haitian President Jovenel Moise dead trudged into Court Room 10 in downtown Miami Wednesday — wearing beige jumpsuits and face masks, shackled at the wrists and ankles. 

Tears appeared in the eyes of one relative as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 64, James Solages, 37, and Joseph Vincent, 57, all Haitian Americans, and Alejandro Rivera Garcia, a Colombian, entered for their initial federal court hearing at C. Clyde Atkins U.S. Courthouse. 

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.