Murder-for-hire plot leads to 3 arrests in Indian River County

Posted at 8:42 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 19:04:44-05

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Indian River County Sheriff's Office says it has foiled a murder-for-hire plot that targeted a 73-year-old woman who is the mother and grandmother of two of the suspects.

The plot developed while the intended victim was overseas with her husband, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The plan called for the woman, after she returned from her trip, to be injected with a substantial amount of insulin and other products thereby causing her death, investigators said.

The sheriff’s office identified the suspects as Suraj Narine, 44, and his 20-year-old son Christopher Narine. A third suspect was identified as Michiel Gene Hamons who went by the name of Shorty.

The sheriff’s office said Shorty was to dispose of the body for $5,000.

The sheriff said Suraj and Christopher were both unemployed and lived with his Suraj’s mother and father.

The sheriff said the plan was to inject Suraj’s mother after her husband left for work Thursday.

The sheriff’s office said it was tipped off by a fourth person who was contacted to be part of the murder plot.

“Without this person who did not want to get involved, notifying a road patrol deputy that, ‘hey I have some information for you,’ other things could have happened,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said.

Suraj and Christoper Narine are both charged with solicitation to commit 1st degree murder and conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder. Their bond was set at $500,000.

Hamons faces conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder and his bond was set at $250,000.

“We think that the 44-year-old and the 20-year-old, who had been living in that home for quite some years, perhaps had some type of animosity toward the mother and the father,” the sheriff said.