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Accused hit man stupid enough to be caught on video reportedly boasts about killing TSA officer, getting paid with COVID relief PPP loan: 'Another day in the office'
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Accused hit man stupid enough to be caught on video reportedly boasts about killing TSA officer, getting paid with COVID relief PPP loan: 'Another day in the office'

An alleged hitman reportedly recorded himself flashing handfuls of $100 bills while boasting about killing a TSA officer.

The money, according to reports, was paid out via a COVID-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program loan.

What are the details?

Javon Carter — the 29-year-old suspect at the center of a murder-for-hire plot — is accused of murdering U.S. Transportation Security Administration Officer Le'Shonte Jones in 2021 on the orders of hairdresser Jasmin Martinez.

Martinez is said to have used money from a PPP loan in order to pay Carter at least $10,000 for the deed. According to reports, Martinez gave Carter the money to kill Jones — a rival who dated her ex-boyfriend. The Miami Herald reported that Jones had "been a victim and witness in the robbery case against one of Martinez’s boyfriends."

"Miami-Dade police and prosecutors allege that Martinez, through another jailed inmate named Romiel Robinson, arranged to have Carter commit the murder," the outlet reported. "Robinson is also charged [in connection with the murder]."

Jones was gunned down in broad daylight while walking with her 3-year-old daughter. She sustained multiple gunshots, with one bullet even grazing the child.

According to a previous report from the Miami Herald, "The police said the killing occurred after a series of violent acts were inflicted on Jones over the years by Martinez or people connected with her," including assault, robbery, and battery.

Carter was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder of Jones' daughter in addition to other related charges. Carter has denied any involvement in the attack.

Martinez also faces murder charges in connection with the incident as well as interception of communication, two counts of tampering with a witness, conspiring to commit first-degree murder, and first-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

You can read more on the case background here.

What's happening now?

On Thursday, Miami-Dade, Florida, prosecutors released a video featuring Carter flashing the money following the murder.

The video, authorities said, was discovered on Carter's cell phone following his arrest.

According to a Miami Herald report, video showed Carter sitting in the driver's seat of a car while "shuffling a thick stack of hundred-dollar bills for the camera."

"He mumbles to himself, curses and pulls out another bundle," the report added. “'Another day in the office' he says twice. The job he’d just completed, police say, was murder."

The report continued, "The selfie video, released by Miami-Dade prosecutors on Tuesday, shows Carter allegedly counting thousands paid to him to gun down U.S. Transportation Security Administration officer Le’Shonte Jones outside her South Miami-Dade apartment in May 2021."

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