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Burton To Appear In Court For Criminal Motions Hearing

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SNOW HILL, Md. - The Dagsboro man accused of killing a Millsboro mother is set to appear in court for a criminal motions hearing Wednesday. 

28-year-old Matthew Burton faces first and second degree murder charges for the death of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett last June. She was reported missing when she did not come home from work at a church in Gumboro. Her body was discovered on the side of a secluded Worcester County road just hours later. She is survived by her husband, and three young daughters. 

It appears her family is now suing the church where Nicole worked for negligence. Earlier this month, the Bennett family filed a wrongful death civil suit against the Bay Shore Community church, the church's pastor, and Matthew Burton. The suit alleges that the pastor knew of Burton's history as a sex offender, and should be held partly responsible for not warning Nicole Bennett or other members of the church about the danger. WMDT called Reverend Danny Tice for comment, but the church is redirecting questions to the church's lawyer, whom we called, but has yet to return our phone calls.


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