Less than one day after prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude recommended that charges be filed against Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the head of Haiti's government has replaced him with a new appointee.
The Prime Minister's Office made the announcement via Twitter, saying it had installed Frantz Louis Juste as the Government Commissioner, the equivalent of the chief of prosecutors, for the Port-au-Prince jurisdiction.
Mr. Claude had overseen the probe into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on July 7.
He has rounded up the 40 suspects currently in custody and interviewed many others.
Mr. Moïse named Mr. Henry the prime minister just days before his death in an attempt to reduce political tensions.
Mr. Claude said phone records showed Mr. Henry had twice communicated with a man believed to be the mastermind behind Mr. Moïse's killing on the night of the crime.
That suspect, a former justice ministry official whom Henry has publicly defended, is now on the run.