Deputies: 3 accused of setting up murder

Posted at 1:18 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 13:38:25-04

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies have arrested three Sarasota residents after they were reportedly seen on their own surveillance cameras setting up the murder of a man.

On March 27th, 61-year-old James Cain told Sarasota County deputies that 35-year-old Jason Head came to his Myakka Road home in rural Sarasota County looking for his ex-girlfriend, who is Cain's daughter.  Cain said during a heated argument, Head pulled a gun and began firing at him.  Cain said he returned fire, killing Head.

However, after reviewing video of a home surveillance system on the property, detectives discovered that James Cain and his son Robert organized to kill Head and stage a crime scene by placing a gun in Head's dead hand.

Deputies have arrested 32-year-old Robert Cain and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.

James Cain has been charged with Principal to 2nd Degree Murder.

Robert's girlfriend, 27-year-old Racquel Pontbriand, was also seen on video at the scene helping the men.  She has been charged with Accessory After the Fact to 2nd Degree Murder.