LSU student who allegedly confessed to helping friend try to kill her mother gets bond set at $100,000
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
An LSU student who allegedly confessed to helping a friend try to murder her mother in exchange for a promised cut of her inheritance was transferred Thursday to Orleans Parish Prison from the Baton Rouge jail. Nathan Yuhas, 18, of Conshohocken, Pa., was booked into Orleans Parish Prison about 5:30 p.m. on a charge of principal to attempted first-degree murder, jail records show.
Yuhas’ bond was set at $100,000. Court documents show that Yuhas, during his confession, told police his friend and fellow LSU student, Nicole Boover, had offered him $50,000 to help her kill her mother.
Boover is being held at OPP in lieu of $500,000 bond, records show. She told a judge Wednesday she could not afford a lawyer and was appointed a public defender.
Yuhas also told police he accompanied Boover to buy gloves, duct tape and masks similar to those worn by the killers in the “Scream” movies.
Yuhas allegedly told police that he and Boover planned to leave the state after the killing and refuse to cooperate with police if they were stopped. But the supposed murder plot went awry from the very beginning.
Prosecutors say Boover knocked on her mother’s front door in the Esplanade at City Park apartments on Monday about 4:30 a.m. and smiled through the peephole.
When Boover’s mother opened the door, she saw her daughter aiming a silver handgun at her, police said. The woman slammed the door shut and locked it. Boover then allegedly fired three shots at the door and fled in her car back to her dorm room on LSU’s campus, police said.
Boover’s mother was not injured. Boover’s stepfather called the LSU Police Department and informed them that his stepdaughter had possibly returned to her dorm in Baton Rouge. LSU police officers eventually found Boover’s vehicle, and Yuhas was in it. They found 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, they said.
LSU Police detained both Boover and Yuhas. Yuhas decided to speak to officers while he was in the process of getting suspended from LSU, a warrant application notes.
At LSU, Boover is a biological sciences major, while Yuhas is an environmental engineering major, according to reports in the LSU Reveille.
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.
Boover was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday with being a fugitive wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in New Orleans, as well as simple possession of marijuana. Yuhas was jailed in the 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. Boover was transferred to Orleans Parish Prison on Wednesday, where she was was booked on an attempted first-degree murder charge.
A friend of Nicole Boover’s told WWL-TV that Boover attended and used to run track for Mount Carmel Academy; transferred to Grace King High in Metairie; but completed her high school studies outside of regular school.