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Florida man, son recruited homeless men in murder-for-hire plot, police say

Informant tipped off deputies

Suraj Narine, Christopher Narine and Michael "Shorty" Hamons are accused of plotting to kill Suraj's mother.
Suraj Narine, Christopher Narine and Michael "Shorty" Hamons are accused of plotting to kill Suraj's mother.

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A Florida man and his son are charged with trying to hire a homeless man to murder the older man's mother.

The Treasure Coast Newspapers reported Wednesday that the pair sought out homeless men using free wireless internet at a Vero Beach McDonald's to carry out the plot.

Arrested were Suraj Narine, 44, and his Christopher Narine, 20. Indian River deputies also arrested 55-year-old Michael "Shorty" Hamons, who they said was paid $5,000 to kill Suraj Narine's 73-year-old mother.

Investigators said Hamons planned to kill the woman on Thursday, but another homeless person who had also been solicited in the murder-for-hire plot tipped off deputies.

The informant went to the Narines' home with a hidden audio and video recorder on Tuesday and taped a conversation about the plot.