Mugshot of Rodolphe Jaar, a convicted criminal in Jovenel Moïse's assassination.

A convicted drug dealer and entrepreneur who provided weapons to help assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was sentenced to life in prison in Miami federal court Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Rodolphe Jaar, 51, had pleaded guilty in March to playing a part in the high-profile murder by providing materials to carry out the crime. He is the first suspect to be sentenced in Moïse’s killing. 


An entrepreneur who provided weapons used in the Jovenel Moïse assassination was sentenced to life in prison.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.