Frantz Gabriel, pilot for Aristide was injured in a car accident and then flow to Miami for treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
When Aristide was about to depart, in 2004, Gabriel flew Aristide’s helicopter in attacks of residents of the St. Marc area in what is known as the La Scerie Massacre. Each flight was personally authorized, and signed for, by Aristide in the helicopter’s flight log. The helicopter carried men with machine guns. They chased women and children, spraying them with bullets, killing something like 69 citizens.
During 2000, Gabriel flew a helicopter, near the Dominican border, when two anti-Aristide activists were thrown from the aircraft at 1000 feet.When the justice, overseeing the La Scerie Massacre was called to a meeting with the Preval Justice Minister in Port-au-Prince, Gabriel headed a hit team that stabbed the man with a poison-tipped weapon, as he was waiting for a bus.
Gabriel was involved in many criminal acts for Aristide and will now have his remaining years, trapped as a quadriplegic, within his own body, to contemplate the errors of his ways.