Wed, Oct 10, 2012
According to The Times Picayunne, the alleged accomplice of an LSU student accused of trying to murder her mother in New Orleans on Monday told police that Nicole Boover wanted to kill her parents to get inheritance money. Nathan Andrew Yuhas, 18, an LSU student himself, said Boover, 19, offered him a $50,000 cut of that undisclosed amount of money for his help, according to paperwork filed in Criminal District Court in New Orleans.
An application for an arrest warrant for Yuhas indicates that he accompanied Boover to purchase gloves, duct tape and masks similar to those worn by the killers in the “Scream” movies. Yuhas allegedly told police that he and Boover intended to leave the state after carrying out the killing, but their murder plot went awry and both he and Boover ended up in custody.
On Monday about 4:30 a.m., authorities say Boover went to her mother’s place in the Esplanade at City Park apartment complex and tapped on the front door. When the mother answered, the daughter allegedly raised a silver-colored handgun.
The mother shut the door immediately, but Boover is accused of firing three shots into the door before fleeing down the hall towards the stairs, investigators believe.
Boover’s mother was not injured, but NOPD was alerted and confirmed the incident. Boover’s stepfather then called the LSU Police Department and informed them that his stepdaughter had possibly returned to her dorm at the university’s campus in Baton Rouge. LSU cops eventually found Boover’s vehicle, which was occupied by Yuhas. They located Boover in her dorm.
LSU police assisted NOPD officers in executing a search warrant for the dorm room and the vehicle. They reportedly did not recover a gun, but they discovered “small amounts” of marijuana in the room and car.
LSU Police detained both Boover and Yuhas. Yuhas decided to speak to officers while he was in the process of getting suspended from LSU, the warrant application notes.
Authorities booked Boover into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on Monday with being a fugitive wanted for attempted first-degree murder in New Orleans as well as simple possession of marijuana. Yuhas was jailed in that same facility on Wednesday on a count of being a fugitive suspected in New Orleans of serving as a principal to attempted first-degree murder. They are expected to be transferred to New Orleans.
Boover used to run track for a high school in New Orleans. Yuhas is originally from from Conshohocken, Pa.