Sheriff: Hit males employed by accused rapist killed mistaken girls

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MONTEGUT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man dealing with rape costs tried to have his accuser killed, however two hit males as an alternative ended up killing his sister and her neighbor, authorities mentioned Monday.

Neither Hope Nettleton, 37, nor Brittany Cormier, 34, was the person who the hit males had been employed to kill on Jan. 13, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office mentioned.

On Friday, authorities arrested Andrew Eskine, 25, of Carencro; Dalvin Wilson, 22, of Rayne; and Beaux Cormier, 35, of Kaplan on costs of first-degree homicide.

Cormier was beforehand arrested in Vermillion Parish for third-degree rape and, in line with Sheriff Timothy Soginet, employed Eskine and Wilson to kill his accuser so she couldn’t testify towards him.

When Eskine and Wilson went to a Montegut home and requested for her, investigators mentioned that Cormier’s sister claimed to be the lady they requested and was shot and killed. Nettleton, a neighbor, tried to combat off the boys however was additionally shot to dying, in line with authorities.

The lady who had accused Cormier of rape was not on the home, investigators mentioned.

District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. mentioned that $2 million bond had been set for the suspects, and it wasn’t instantly clear if they’d attorneys.

“The death penalty is definitely on the table,” Waitz mentioned.

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