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)) RITE OF SUMME : Watermelon queens visit Rehoboth capegazette.com TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 second-degree murder by Maryland State Georgetown. Once returned to Dela- Police: Nicole Bennett Police after Bennett's body was found off ware, Burton faces charges offirst-degree died in Sussex County a rural road in Worcester County, Md. He murder, first-degree murder during the has been held in a Maryland facility since commission of a felony and first-degree By Melissa Steele . his 2012 arrest, rape. melissa steele@ca egazette.com Maryland withdrew charges against Delaware State Police along with inves- Bu on, who will be officially charged in tigators from Maryland State Police and Matthew N. Burton will be charged by Delaware once his extradition from Mary- Worcester County have determined Bur- Delaware State Police and faces trial in land is complete, said Sgt. Paul Shavack of ton committed the crimes in Delaware, Delaware in connection with the murder the Delaware State Police. Shavack said. of Nicole Bennett, a Millsboro mother of Ironically, Burton was extradited to A passer-by found Bennett's body on an three found dead in 2012. Maryland a year ago to face charges there embankment off of Swamp Road, Worces- Burton had been charged with first- and following a hearing held August 2012 in 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 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 Classifiec s 27 Community Calendar 17 Garden & Farm 18 Health & Fitness 12 Obituaries 9 School & Education ' 20 Sports & Outdoors 24 Weather 43 "The priqe of liberty is eternal vigilance." III1!!!!!11!!!!!1111