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Haiti - DR : The Dominican Police concluded in suicide for Me Claudy Gassant (details)
03/08/2021 10:52:31

Haiti - DR : The Dominican Police concluded in suicide for Me Claudy Gassant (details)
Ana Jiménez Cruceta, the spokesperson for the Dominican National Police (PND) affirms that after having questioned the wife of the former Commissioner of the Government of Port-au-Prince Claudy Gassant, the guard of the house and two other people and taken into account the report of the National Direction of Investigation, the DNI concluded with the suicide of Me Gassant.

Sarah Gassant, the wife of the former Government Commissioner who died of a fatal stab wound to the chest from a knife, said that the week before his death, her husband was "in a bad mood, depressed" and "morale was low" after testing positive for Covid-19 after traveling to the United States with his two youngest children.

Saturday July 31, the day of his death, he had attempted to commit suicide by ingesting chlorine "[...] his wife declared that she had immediately called 911 when she realized it, but that it was at that moment he locked himself in the bathroom and inflicted a fatal wound in his chest with a knife" reported the Director of Police Communication adding that when the 911 emergency unit arrived at the Gassant residence, it was already too late Me Claudy Gassant was dying.

In the coming days, the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic should receive the autopsy report and police reports on the interrogations, said Ambassador of Haiti Smith Augustin.

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