Inmates Testify in Havana Murder Case

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The case involving the 2002 murder of Constance Dupont played out Friday afternoon. Eyewitness News captured testimonies by some inmates who say she may have been the victim of a hit man.

One inmate stated that Daniels told him about how he hired a hit man. The inmate said, "What he told me was, um, I had a witness on my case and I had a partner of mine named Wolfe take care of her for me."

Hernandez Daniels occasionally whispered to his attorneys as the inmates gave their testimonies. The prosecution accuses Daniels of having Constance Dupont killed, claiming that she set him up in a drug buy. And while some of the inmates shared what they knew about her death--another inmate, John Miller, would not. "I'm changing my story because y'all want me to go through what y'all told me to do and y'all ain't trying to help me." said Miller referring to a deal with his sentence.

One inmate who testified served time with Dupont's alleged hit man, Fernando Taylor. The inmate says Taylor mentioned being hired to kill her.

The inmate testified saying, "He said he regretted doing it and that he got paid five for doing it." The state attorney then asked, "He said he got paid five for killing Constance?" The inmate replied, "Yes." The state attorney followed up by asking, "So you're saying he was one of the ones involved in Constance's murder?" "Yes, sir." said the inmate.

During Friday's trial, the defense also cross examined some of the inmates asking them if their sentences would be lessened if they testified today. The testimonies wrapped up at about five o'clock Friday, but the trial will resume again on Monday.

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