When Eskine and Wilson went to a Montegut home and asked for her, investigators said Cormier’s sister claimed to be the woman they requested and was shot and killed. Nettleton, a neighbor, tried to fight off the men but was also shot to death, according to authorities.
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The woman who had accused Cormier of rape was not at the home, investigators said.
District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. said $2 million bond had been set for the suspects, and it wasn’t immediately clear if they had attorneys.
“The death penalty is definitely on the table,” Waitz said.