Recording reveals man's alleged plot to kill family in Longwood home



LONGWOOD, Fla. - Eyewitness News uncovered more evidence against the man who allegedly pretended to be a movie producer so he could massacre an entire family.

The new discovery includes a recording between Shawn Thomas and the confidential informant who helped put 30-year-old Shawn Thomas behind bars.

In the recording, Thomas described the entire alleged murder plot.

Agents said he tried to persuade the confidential informant to pose with him as a film producer so he could bring girls to an abandoned home, rape them and kill them.

Thomas allegedly can be heard in the recording saying, “So no one would really report anything for at least a week or so, by then everything is completely gone.”

Channel 9 also uncovered pictures of Thomas’ zip ties, plastic sheets and his knife.

Agents said Thomas recruited the help because he already had a failed attempt.

Thomas allegedly posed as a movie producer to lure a 9-year-old’s family to a Longwood home, but when the dad asked where the camera was, the murder plot fell apart.

“I first told them my camera guy was running late and they basically just wanted, like they looked around the house or whatever, they wanted to wait there in their car, listen to music until the camera guy got there. Obviously there wasn’t any camera guy,” Thomas can be heard saying in the recording.

Agents said Thomas also bragged on the recording about what he was doing so he wouldn’t get caught, and that he had planned the murder for more than a decade.

“I don’t want to go through life and not do it at least once, but at the same time, I know doing it at least once makes it much easier to do again,” he allegedly said.

Thomas touted that he had watched enough crime dramas and was do good with a computer that he would never get caught.

After 30 minutes, investigators had heard enough and they arrested Thomas.

He is still in the Seminole County Jail without bond.

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