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Lafayette man indicted in connection with August slaying

St. Martin Parish Courthouse
Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 17:01:18-04

A St. Martin Parish grand jury has indicted a Lafayette man in connection with the August slaying of a woman.

Linus Shelvin, 53, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with death of Nicole Hamilton, 43, of Lafayette.

Hamilton's body was found on Mills Highway in August; she had been shot several times.

If convicted, Shelvin faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.