Judge overseeing the investigation into the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise said in a letter on Friday he had withdrawn from the case, deepening the disarray in an ongoing probe of the brazen crime.
Orelien said he relinquished the probe "around the facts of the assassination of the President of the Republic Jovenel Moise, this for personal reasons," according to a copy of the letter.
Bernard Saint-Vil, head of the Port-au-Prince tribunal who assigned Gary Orelien to the investigation, on Tuesday said in an interview with a local radio station that Orelien was off the job because he did not complete his investigation on time.
Garry Orelien was assigned in August as the investigative judge in the case.
His mandate ended in December, and he said his request for an extension was rejected.