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Both Carmel Drive Murder Suspects Behind Bars

Melissa and Robert Neilson LPD Photos
Melissa and Robert Neilson LPD Photos

A married couple wanted for the fatal shooting on Carmel Drive Saturday night has been arrested.

Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said Robert Neilson was Sunday, while his accomplice, Melissa Neilson, was arrested Saturday.

The husband-and-wife pair was booked on charges including first degree murder and conspiracy to possess schedule I narcotics.

Ratcliff said the Neilsons were engaged in a drug transaction with the victim, 36-year-old Leroy Hamilton, when the exchange turned violent and resulted in the fatal shooting.

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