LSU student tried to murder her mother over inheritance, police say

Nicole Boover East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

(CBS/WWL) NEW ORLEANS - Police say a Louisiana State University student attempted to murder her mother for her inheritance, according to court documents.

CBS affiliate WWL reports that 19-year-old Nicole Lea Boover was arrested Sunday on charges of attempted first-degree murder. Nathan Andrew Yuhas, 18, who allegedly agreed to help Boover for a cut of the inheritance, faces a charge of principal to attempted first-degree murder.

Court documents state Yuhas claims Boover offered him $50,000 for help in her plot, WWL reports. The two planned to flee the state after the attack.

Yuhas reportedly told police that the two purchased gloves, duct tape and masks from the movie "Scream" to help in the planned murder.

The two students allegedly approached Boover's parents' home at 4:30 a.m. Monday and knocked on the front door, WWL reports. Boover's 51-year-old mother Nicole answered, but secured the door after noticing her daughter had a silver handgun. Nicole Boover then fired three shots before fleeing in an unknown direction. No one was injured.

Boover's stepfather reportedly notified LSU police, who were able to find Boover and Yuhas on campus a short time later and take them into custody.