Criminal Motions Hearing Scheduled Today for Matthew Burton

May 01, 2013 -- 4:35am

The 28-year-old Dagsboro man accused of killing a Millsboro mother of three is set to appear in court in Snow Hill today for a criminal motions hearing.

Matthew Burton is charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree rape, kidnapping and assault in the death of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett of Long Neck; her body was found along a rural road in Whaleyville last June, just one hour after her family had reported her missing when she did not return from work at the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro.

Burton was a janitor at the same church where Bennett worked; the Medical Examiner determined that Bennett died from asphyxiation.

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