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50 TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 Burton case returned to .Delaware Police: Nicole Bennett died in Sussex County By Melissa Steele . melissa steele@ca Matthew N. Burton will be charged by Delaware State Police and faces trial in Delaware in connection with the murder of Nicole Bennett, a Millsboro mother of three found dead in 2012. Burton had been charged with fn:st- and second-degree murder by Maryland State Police after Bennett's body was found off a rural road in Worcester County, Md. He has been held in a Maryland facility since his 2012 arrest. Maryland withdrew charges against Buon, who will be officially charged in Delaware once his extradition from Mary- land is complete, said Sgt. Paul Shavack of the Delaware State Police. Ironically, Burton was extradited to Maryland a year ago to face charges there following a hearing held August 2012 in Georgetown. Once returned to Dela- ware, Burton faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree murder during the commission of a felony and first-degree rape. Delaware State Police along with inves- tigators from Maryland State Police and Worcester County have determined Bur- ton committed the crimes in Delaware, Shavack said. A passer-by found Bennett's body on an embankment off of Swamp Road, Worces- ter County, on June 15, 2012. An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined she had been asphyxiated, Shavack said. Autopsy evidence also showed she was already dead when her body was left on the embankment off a dirt road, Shavack said. Bennett had been the subject of a miss- ing person's case, but an hour after her husband had called 911 to report her miss- ing, her body was discovered, Shavack said. Her husband told police she had not Continued on page 5 CATCHING SOME AIR BRENDAN .W.ICK OF DEWEY BEACH goes airborne Aug. 10, in the semipro division of the Zap Amateur World Championships of Skim- DAN COOK PHOTO boarding on Swedes Street in Dewey Beach. The two-day competi- tion showcased skimboarders,from around the world.. See more coverage in the Friday, Aug. 16 edition SOFTBALL District 3 Big League AI Stars win Wold Series P24 REHOBOTH BEACH Officials lay out road map for city manager search P4 BODENWEISER Speedway visit brings trouble for former Senate candidate PS INDEX Classifiecs 27 Community Calendar Garden & Farm Health & Fitness Obituaries School & Education Sports & Outdoors Weather "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." III1!!!!!11!!!!!111100 17 18 12 9 20 24 43