3 men in Louisiana are accused of killing 2 women in a murder-for-hire plot gone wrong

Kelly McLaughlin
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Hope Nettleton, left, and Brittany Cormier, right.
Hope Nettleton, left, and Brittany Cormier, right. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Three men in Louisiana are accused of killing two women in a murder-for-hire plot gone wrong.

  • Beaux Cormier, Andrew Eskine, and Dalvin Wilson have been charged with first-degree murder.

  • Authorities say Beaux Cormier had hired the men to kill a relative who accused him of rape.

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Three men in Louisiana have been accused of killing two women in a murder-for-hire plot gone wrong, the local sheriff's office said.

Beaux Cormier, 35, Andrew Eskine, 25, and Dalvin Wilson, 22, have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 37-year-old Hope Nettleton and 34-year-old Brittany Cormier, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office in southeast Louisiana said in a press release on Monday.

According to the press release, Beaux Cormier is a convicted sex offender who was arrested in March 2020 and charged with raping his niece.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet said in a press conference on Monday that Beaux Cormier had hired Eskine and Wilson to kill his niece so she wouldn't testify against him.

Soignet said that on January 13, Wilson went to a home in Montegut, Louisiana, and asked for the rape victim by name.

Brittany Cormier, Beaux Cormier's sister who was at the home, said she was the rape victim in an attempt to protect the actual victim, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office said Wilson then shot Brittany Cormier, as well as Nettleton, a neighbor who was visiting Cormier's home at the time.

"Brittany Cormier was murdered as a result of telling the shooter she was in fact the rape victim, likely saving the life of the actual rape victim," the sheriff's office said. "Hope Nettleton, who was at the address visiting Brittany, attempted to fight the gunman and was fatally shot."

Investigators told CBS News that the person Beaux Cormier was accused of raping was not home when the shooting occurred.

Beaux Cormier, Eskine, and Wilson are all being held at Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joseph L. Waitz Jr. told the Washington Post. He said they've each been given a bond of $2 million.

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