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Local Woman Writes Novel On Mother's Murder


By Andy Alcock
August 6, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Eleven years ago this past Saturday, Constance Dupont was gunned down in her Havana home.

Dupont was working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a drug informant at the time.

"My mom was supposed to testify against the drug dealer that following Monday, but she was murdered and they failed to protect her," said Dupont's daughter Lasharka Jones.

In February, 2009 Hernandez Daniels was convicted of hiring a hit man to murder Dupont.

He's currently serving a life sentence.

However, the man accused of being that hit man, Fernando "Wolf" Taylor was found not guilty of first degree murder in August, 2009.

Jones says a third person believed to be involved in her mother's murder has never been caught or identified.

As a result, the case remains open.

"So this continues to be a nightmare," said Jones.

Jones says she's lived through night terrors, panic attacks and anger after her mom was killed.

She says her son suffered depression.

To deal with her emotions, she wrote a novel based on her mother's murder.

It's called "Lifescript: Dreams Don't Die".

She self published the book on Amazon.com.

"I don't want her to be forgotten. I want to keep her name alive so she won't die in vain."

Jones says the book is part of her healing process.

She also says she's currently in talks with the Lifetime cable network to do a movie based on her mom's story.

"I'm only just beginning," said Jones. "I'm not going to stop."

We called the lead investigator in the case for FDLE to get an update.

So far, we haven't heard from him.


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