FL Woman Charged for Two Murders-for-Hire4, Insurance Fraud — By Trace America on March 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM
A woman from North Port, Florida has been in our local news recently for trying to hire “hit man” to kill her husband.
Janeene Lea Jones, 49, was charged with two felony counts of solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, which could earn her a sentence of life in prison.
According to the Herald-Tribune, Jones was arrested on February 25th in what police say was a murder-for-hire plot. Police now believe that not only did Jones try and have her husband killed while she was on a cruise ship, but she also tried to have a tenant “whacked,” too.
When she met with a law enforcement agent posing as a hired killer, Jones reportedly called the plot a “two for one” deal. Upon agreeing to a future meeting, police say Jones drew out diagrams of one victim’s home and wrote out personal information about the victim for the agent.
One intended victim was her second husband, who she allegedly wanted to kill in order to cash out on a life insurance policy. The other victim was a tenant of a property where she was the landlady. Jones and her tenet are involved in a civil court case that Jones explained was costing her too much money. Jones reportedly told the undercover agent that the tenant “knows way too much.”
No stranger to dead husbands, police say they’ve also received information about suspicious circumstances in the death of Jones’ first husband, Max Jones, back in 2011 –including allegations that she murdered him. Police are currently chasing down a tip about Jones receiving a large amount of money from his life insurance policy.
According to Jones’ arrest report, at the second meeting with the agent, Jones gave him a photo of the first victim and explained how to break into the home. She also reportedly told him he could kill the victim by “snapping his neck” or “shooting him.”
Reports also note that Jones told him to remove the body from the home, saying the “least messy the better,” and adding, “if they can’t find the body they can’t prove nothing.”
Police say Jones planned the first murder to coincide with a cruise she was taking so she could have an alibi.
The first victim of in this scheme would only earn the agent $4,000, and she would later make a second payment for the next murder about a month later. Police say she suggested that the agent could make it look like a carjacking.
Jones was arrested after one of her follow-up meetings with the undercover officer.
This post is authored by Trace America.