Whoa TSA Agent Arrested In Crazy Murder For Hire Plot
Florida police say a Miami woman used the taxpayer-funded small business Covid-relief funds using the Pay Check Protection Program (PPP). It's a particularly evil murder for hire plot that cost another woman her life and critically injured her 3-year-old daughter, NBC reported:
"The suspect, Jasmine Martinez, is now in jail along with two others identified by police as Javon Carter and Romiel Robinson. They are each being held on charges related to the May 3 murder of TSA Agent Le’Shonte Jones and the attempted murder of Jones' 3-year-old daughter, who was injured in the shooting.
Martinez allegedly concocted a plot to kill Jones, and Robinson enlisted Carter to carry out the slaying, NBC Miami reported citing an arrest warrant. In the days before the shooting, Martinez allegedly withdrew about $10,000 from a federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan she received. The warrant alleges that she used the money to pay Carter for the crime.
According to the Miami Herald, Martinez received the $15,000 loan — given to business owners struggling during the pandemic — for a single-employment beauty salon. It's not clear if she actually owned the salon."
The women had quite the history:
Jones was gunned down in May 2021, after a shift at Miami International Airport, outside the Coral Bay Cove apartments. Her 3-year-old daughter was injured in the shooting. The brazen attack sparked an exhaustive investigation that focused on Jones’ role as a prosecution witness. She had been the victim in an ongoing robbery case that involved Martinez. As outlined in court records, Martinez had a long series of run-ins with Jones.
She’d first been arrested on a battery charge in April 2016, accused of striking Jones, who was dating Martinez’s ex-boyfriend. The case wound up dropped. Martinez was arrested again in 2018, for again beating up Jones. After a court hearing for the case in February 2020, according to police reports, Jones was attacked in the parking lot of Miami’s criminal courthouse by Martinez’s boyfriend, Kelly Nelson. Nelson was jailed for armed robbery. He is awaiting trial, even though the chief witness has been murdered. Martinez was not charged in that case.
Police found evidence on Robinson's phone and even video footage of the horrific murder but Martinez and Robinson, both claim they had nothing to do with the incident.