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Terrebonne Sheriff provides update on double homicide investigation

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Feb 01, 2021

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet held a press conference on Monday, February 1 at 11:00 am to discuss the investigation and recent arrests made in connection with a double homicide in Montegut

On Friday, January 29, the sheriff's office announced that three men from Acadiana had been arrested in connection with the January 13 double homicide.

35-year-old Beaux Cormier of Kaplan, 25-year-old Andrew Eskine of Carencro, and 22-year-old Dalvin Wilson from Rayne are all facing two counts of First Degree Murder.

The arrests are in connection to a January 13 double homicide in Montegut where two women were shot and killed.

In a release on January 14, Sheriff Soignet identified the vitcims as 37-year-old Hope Nettleton of Montegut and 34-year-old Brittany Cormier of Montegut. The women were found shot inside a home and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Hope Nettleton and Brittany Cormier / Victims in January 13 double homicide in Terrebonne Parish

During the press conference Sheriff Soignet provided background on Beaux Cormier, who he says was arrested in March 2020 for rape. The victim in the case was Cormier's relative. Cormier is also a registered sex offender.

The Sheriff's Office says that Cormier is alleged to have hired Andrew Eskine and Dalvin Wilson to murder the rape victim so she could not testify against him.

The three traveled to Montegut to conduct surveillance on a home sometime after July and before November. The Sheriff's Office says Eskine and Wilson returned to Montegut for a second time in November to attempt to murder the victim but failed.

On January 13, the sheriff's office says that Wilson traveled back to Montegut in Eskine's truck to commit the murder.

Sheriff Soignet says that Wilson went into the home and asked for the rape victim by name and Brittany Cormier told him she was the rape victim.

Soignet says Cormier was not the rape victim but that in doing so she "accepted her fate to save the life of an actual victim."

She was then shot and killed.

Hope Nettleton, a neighbor who was in the home at the time of the incident, got into a struggle with Wilson and was shot while trying to fight him off.

Eskine and Wilson later confessed to their involvement in the incident and named Cormier as the man who hired them, Soignet said. According to Brittany Cormier's obituary, Beaux is listed as her brother. He was also a pallbearer when she was laid to rest January 20th. Days later he was arrested in connection with her death.

$2 million bonds have been set for Cormier, Eskine and Wilson. Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. says he is looking to raise those bonds.

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