Wednesday, February 3, 2021

3 Charged After Hit Men Hired To Kill Alleged Rape Survivor Kill Wrong Women

Three men have been arrested in a double killing in Louisiana that authorities say was intended to silence a rape survivor from offering incriminating testimony in court.

Huffpost

Beaux Cormier, 35, Dalvin Wilson, 22, and Andrew Eskine, 25, were arrested Friday on charges of first-degree murder for the Jan. 13 shooting, authorities said Monday. One of the victims was Cormier’s sister, though she wasn’t the killers’ intended target.

Cormier, a registered sex offender, hired Wilson and Eskine to kill a different family member who was set to testify against him on a rape charge, authorities said, in order to prevent her from speaking in court.

Wilson and Eskine originally attempted the killing in November but failed, authorities say ― so on Jan. 13, they tried again.

During that second attempt, Wilson shot and killed Brittany Cormier, 34, and Hope Nettleton, 37, at Brittany’s home in Montegut, southwest of New Orleans, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet said at a press conference Monday.

Neither woman was the intended target, Soignet said. Rather, Brittany Cormier is believed to have sacrificed herself ― falsely claiming to be the person whom her brother is accused of wanting dead.

Brittany Cormier “accepted her fate to save the life of the victim,” Soignet said.

 Eskine and Wilson were both present for the shooting. However, Soignet said Eskine was out of town for work when the shooting happened, but that he helped plot the killing and provided Wilson with his vehicle to use.

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