Alleged Hitman Filmed Counting PPP Cash Used in TSA Agent Killing

A man who was allegedly hired to murder a TSA agent was caught on video counting the money he likely received as payment for the crime.

On Wednesday, the state attorney's office in Florida released a video showing Javon Carter, 29, counting several hundred dollar bills. Investigators believe the money Carter can be seen counting was cash he was given for the alleged murder of Le'Shonte Jones, 24, according to WPLG.

The money reportedly came into Carter's possession from Jasmine Martinez, 33, as part of a fraudulent loan through the Paycheck Protection Program, officers said. Martinez, WPLG reports, took out a $15,000 loan through the government program designed to help small businesses back in April. Psychology Today says, "Murder-for-hire masterminds can be richer than sin or poorer than dirt. They can be husbands, wives, exes, in-laws, business partners or friends; so can their victims."

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Authorities released a video of an alleged hitman counting cash he reportedly received for the murder-for-hire plot of a TSA agent in Miami, Florida. Above, a bunch of American dollars banknotes (1$), US, circa 1985. Alfred Gescheidt/Getty Images

Approximately $10,000 of the relief funds, detectives said, was used by Martinez as payment to Carter for Jones' May 3 murder.

Jones, who was with her 3-year-old daughter at the time, was shot and killed just outside her apartment in south Miami-Dade County. WPLG reported that the child was injured but did not go into specifics on the condition.

In the 35-second video, which WPLG reports officers found on Carter's phone, he can be heard saying, "Another day in the office."

The video was released Wednesday, WPLG reports, as the alleged hitman, Carter, has been in jail since February 3.

He faces several charges in connection to the crime, including murder in the first degree, first-degree murder with a deadly weapon as well as two counts of tampering with a witness and an additional two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

However, Carter is not the only person in custody in connection to Jones' murder. Since February 21, Martinez has been in jail. She, WPLG says, faces charges for first-degree murder, conspiring to commit first-degree murder, two counts of tampering with a witness as well as interception of communication.

Court records show Martinez and Jones had a violent history. Back in 2016, Martinez was arrested and charged with battery after allegedly hitting Jones. However, charges against Martinez were later dropped.

Then, two years later, Martinez was again arrested for an attack on Jones. Fast Forward two more years to 2020, Martinez's ex-boyfriend was also arrested for a reported attack on Jones.

A third person, 35-year-old Romiel Robinson, is also in police custody for his connection to Jones' murder. Police say Robinson served as the go-between for Carter and Martinez.

This comes after a 14-year-old girl in Louisiana allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day.

The girl, police said, apparently visited "rentahitman.com, a satirical website, to fulfill her request. Someone with the website contacted the police and she was taken into custody. And a 52-year-old woman was arrested for using the same website in November of last year to kill her ex-husband.

In response to Newsweek, the state attorney's office said, "As this is presently an ongoing criminal prosecution, it would be inappropriate for us to comment."