Lafayette man arrested in homicide of woman found shot to death in Breaux Bridge in August

St. Martin Parish

ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY) — A Lafayette man was arrested in connection to the homicide of Nicole Hamilton, who was found shot to death in Breaux Bridge in August, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Linus Shelvin, 53, of Lafayette, was arrested today, Nov. 22, on a charge of second-degree murder. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and then transported to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. There is no bond set at this time.

Hamilton’s body was found in the early hours of August 30. Deputies with the SMPSO responded to the 911 call at 3:25 a.m. and began an investigation.

SMPSO obtained an arrest warrant at the culmination of the investigation, and they executed it today.

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