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Florida woman accused of using COVID-relief loan to hire hitman charged in TSA agent's murder: reports

Published on: 02/16/2022

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A Florida woman allegedly used coronavirus relief funds from the Paycheck Protection Program to hire a hitman accused of killing a Transportation Security Administration officer outside Miami last year, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by local media .Jasmine D. Martinez, 33, is in custody in St. Lucie County on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, jail records show. She’s expected to be transferred to Miami-Dade custody.Javon Carter and Romiel Robinson are already jailed there on a slew of related charges. Jasmine D. Martinez, 33, is in custody in St. Lucie County on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, jail records show. (St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office) FLORIDA MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER RAID AT TIKTOK STAR'S HOME Charges against Carter, an ex-con and the alleged shooter, include first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a violent career criminal.Robinson was already in custody on other charges, including resisting arrest, burglary, carrying a firearm without a serial number, armed robbery, drug trafficking and many more.All three are being held without bond, jail records show. Javon Carter is the suspected hitman. (Miami-Dade County) MINNESOTA MOM GETS 25 YEARS FOR MURDERING BOYFRIEND WHEN SHE ‘WANTED HIM TO STOP TALKING’ Martinez is accused of collecting $15,000 in PPP money, most of which went toward hiring Carter to allegedly gun down Le’Shonte Jones, 24, in front of her 3-year-old on May 3, according to the Miami Herald , which obtained court records containing the allegations.After Martinez collected the coronavirus-relief money, Robinson allegedly negotiated a $10,000 fee for Carter using coded language, according to NBC 6 Miami , which also obtained the warrant.After the shooting, the documents allege that Carter collected his money, posed with it in a selfie video and said, "Just another day at the office."The warrant had been sealed since earlier this month after police took Carter into custody but were still seeking Martinez, according to the paper. Martinez has a 22-page rap sheet in Florida including convictions for domestic violence, theft and selling a firearm with an altered serial number, records show. Several of them involved Jones as a victim, including a pending robbery case, as well as assault charges that had been dropped. Romiel Robinson, who has been in custody since before the attack, reportedly served time with the ex-con Carter and allegedly set up the hit. (Miami-Dade County) Carter’s rap sheet is almost twice as long, and includes numerous felony convictions, including on firearms and weapons charges, burglaries and grand theft. Robinson’s attorney told the Herald that his client had been in custody "well before" the slaying and that he "had nothing to do with it." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But investigators, in the warrant, reportedly said they learned of the plot in part through recordings of prison phone calls, involving the three suspects another man, Kelly Nelson, who had dated Martinez and allegedly assaulted Jones in a courthouse parking lot in 2020. Fox News' Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report. Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to [email protected] and on Twitter: @mikerreports

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