Florida man, son recruited homeless men in murder-for-hire plot, police say
Informant tipped off deputies
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.
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