The sister of the one of many Colombians accused in the plot to assassinate President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti mentioned he informed her that he had not gone to Haiti to kill anybody — however quite had traveled to the Caribbean nation after receiving a job provide to guard a “very important person.”
His message got here shortly earlier than he died himself in the bloody aftermath of the assassination, one in all three individuals killed in confrontations with the authorities.
In an interview, Yenny Carolina Capador, 37, mentioned that her brother, Duberney Capador, 40, was a 20-year veteran of the Colombian army who spent years combating Colombia’s left-wing guerrillas. He had retired in 2019 and was residing on a household farm along with his mom. He had two youngsters.
“What I am 100 percent sure of is that my brother was not doing what they are saying, that he was hurting someone,” Ms. Capador mentioned. “I know that my brother went to take care of someone. Because my brother was a very loyal man, a man with many values. I know it.”
Mr. Capador arrived in Haiti in May, his sister mentioned, after receiving a job provide from a safety company. Ms. Capador didn’t know the identify of the company, however her brother quickly despatched her an image from Haiti in which he wore a darkish uniform embroidered with the letters “CTU.” His dream was to avoid wasting money to enhance the household farm, and to fund his youngsters’s training, she mentioned.
The siblings spoke typically, and Mr. Capador mentioned that he was spending his days coaching with others at a rustic home. On Monday, he despatched her footage of a gaggle barbecue.
Then, early Wednesday, a lethal assault on the Haitian president was launched.
A couple of hours later, round 6 a.m., Ms. Capador started receiving calls and texts from her brother, she mentioned. He informed her that he was in hazard, holed up in a house with bullets flying round him. At instances, Ms. Capador may hear the gunfire in the background.
Ms. Capador mentioned her brother informed her nothing about an assassination, and as a substitute informed her that he had arrived “too late” to avoid wasting the “important person” he claimed he was employed to guard.
According to Mr. Capador, she mentioned, “they arrived half an hour after the man had died.”
The siblings exchanged messages all day lengthy, and he begged her to not inform their mom that he was in hazard.
“God bless you,” Ms. Capador wrote in a textual content message on Wednesday night.
“Amen,” he wrote again at 5:51 p.m.
She by no means heard from him once more.