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Murder for hire in North Port thwarted by law enforcement

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In February 2013, Sarasota Police Department detectives of the Strategic Narcotics Unit began an investigation into a "murder for hire" that was being planned in the City of North Port. The detectives used an undercover police officer posing as a "hit man" to meet with the suspect of this investigation, in Sarasota, and discuss the plan.

Detectives say the woman planning the "hit" was Janeene Lea Jones of North Port.  Authorities say Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree, a Life-Felony charge.

Detectives say on February 25th the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the North Port Police Department, planned a meeting between Jones and an undercover police officer to discuss the details and planning of the murder for hire. The meeting took place in the City of North Port. During the meeting, Jones explained, in detail, the subject that she wished to have murdered and provided the name, address, and photo of the subject (name being withheld).

The terms of the plan were discussed which included how the subject would be murdered, and the fact that the "Hit Man" would have to remove the body in order for less mess at the scene and less evidence to be found. Money was exchanged with an additional agreement to have another subject murdered in the near future. Following the meeting, the suspect was arrested on scene.

 

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