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WFPSO arrests 3 suspects in connection to double homicide in St. Francisville

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Clinton Nicholson (Source: Nicholson's family) Clinton Nicholson (Source: Nicholson's family)
Brian Mooney (Source: Mooney's family) Brian Mooney (Source: Mooney's family)

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested three suspects in connection to the murders of two men in St. Francisville. 

According to deputies, 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, of Clinton; 21-year-old Raven Majoria, of St. Francisville; and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley, of St. Francisville, were arrested for the murders of 56-year-old Clinton Nicholson and 55-year-old Brian Mooney. 

Deputies said the incident happened early Saturday morning around 3 a.m. in the 9400 block of Tunica Trace on Highway 66 St. Francisville. 

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the bodies of the two men.  

Stacey Nicholson arrived at the scene after getting the call her father had been shot.

"He was injured and he was gasping for air," she said. "Before they actually came and announced it to me I knew what that meant and I was devastated but at the same time I mean I don't really know I felt I was overwhelmed at that point."

According to WFPSO, five people went to the home, where the three suspects were dropped off. Deputies said the vehicle returned to pick them up after shots were fired. 

After which, the deputies said the vehicle drove to Ascension Parish where a witness saw the suspects throw a wallet and papers out of a window. Ascension Parish was called to report the incident and the witness gave deputies a license plate number and description of the people inside the vehicle.

WFPSO was contacted by APSO after deputies realized the wallet that was recovered belonged to one of the victims. 

Deputies questioned Erica Cockerham, 27, and Justin Wells, 31, about the murders. Cockerham and Wells were released shortly after being questioned. 

Deputies confirmed that there was a meth lab found in a shed behind the residence. They do not know if it plays a part in the case at this time.

"By law we have to properly dispose of all of those items so we've called in a professional cleaning crew to come and clean up the area," said WFPSO spokesperson Erin Foster.

Nicholson said her father and his friend had a history with drugs but had turned their lives around and did not deserve what happened.

"I mean they don't have the best past with the police and all that. I mean everybody has their goods and everybody has their bads but he'd give you the shirt off his back if he knew that that's the only thing he had to offer for you," Nicholson said. 

Jackson, Majoria and Dooley were charged with 2 counts of principal to first-degree murder. 

The incident remains under investigation. More arrests are expected to follow.  

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