Security officer who worked for Youri Latortue was killed in Delmas

By: No To Crime In Haiti - July 24 2011, 6:43 PM

Denis Jean-Claude, a 40 year old security guard from national security, a security company that belongs to Senator Youri Latortue, was fatally killed in Delmas Thursday, June 21, 2011 around 1 p.m. while he was working at a Western Union office.

The assassin pretended to be making a transfer and when leaving, he shot Denis Jean Claude twice in the head. Denis Jean-Claude, who left behind a wife and 6 children, is the oldest brother of the well-known activist and Haitian jazz-singer Hugues Sanon who has travelled often to Haiti to do humanitarian work.

Hugues Sanon has so far lost two brothers to assassination in Haiti, and he is asking the Haitian government to bring the assassins who killed his brother, the late victim Denis Jean-Claude, to justice.

Hugues also intends to continue with his singing career, advocating for those in need, and to helping prevent such crimes from ever recurring in the future.

"We all agree that the level of violent crime in Haiti, including murder, kidnapping remains high and Haiti is considered a critical threat for crime.

So we must work hard to project another image, a positive image of Haiti, he said."

According to a source, Senator Youri Latortue and his security company have agreed to assist the Jean Claude family with the funeral and financially support his 6 children until they have reach 18 years old.

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