When strange men show up at her door asking for her daughter, Brittany Cormier lies, claiming to be her daughter. Minutes later she is dead, killed by hitmen. The men were hired by Cormier’s brother Beaux, who was facing rape charges. His niece, the intended victim, is a star witness in his upcoming trial.
A Louisiana mom was killed while pretending to be her daughter to save the minor from a pair of assassins whom authorities say the girl’s own uncle had hired to stop her from testifying against him in a rape case.
Brittany Cormier, 34, and her neighbor, Hope Nettleton, 37, were found shot dead inside a home in Montegut on January 13 as part of a botched murder-for-hire plot that was allegedly masterminded by Cormier’s own brother.
On Monday, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of Beaux Cormier, 35, and his two friends, Andrew Eskine, 25, and Dalvin Wilson, 22, in connection with last month’s double homicide.
Brittany Cormier, 34 (left)], was killed saving her daughter’s life by pretending to be her when hitmen came for her. Officials in Louisiana say Brittany’s own brother, Beaux Cormier, 35 (right), hired the assassins to kill his niece to derail a rape case against him
Cormier, Eskine, and Wilson were initially charged with two counts of first-degree murder. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed additional counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and attempted first-degree murder against each of the suspects, reported WDSU.
The new charges stem from two prior incidents when the accused men conducted surveillance on the victims’ home and then attempted to carry out the killing, but failed, Sheriff Timothy Soignet told WDSU.
Cormier is additionally charged with solicitation for murder for hire for allegedly paying his friends to kill his own niece.
When Eskine and Wilson returned to Brittany Cormier’s home last month to carry out the killing, Soignet said they asked for the her daughter by name, and her mother pretended to be her daughter – ‘accepting her fate to save the life of the actual victim.’
Brittany’s daughter and stepdaughter were hiding in a closet at the time of the attack and were not harmed. The sheriff credited the mother’s actions with saving her child’s life.