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Accused killer extradited to Delaware from Maryland

A man accused in the rape and murder of a mother of three whose body was found in Maryland has been extradited to Delaware. Matthew Burton, 31, of Dagsboro, Delaware, was charged in Maryland in the killing of 35-year-old Nicole Bennett, whose body was found in Worcester County after her husband reported her missing June 2012. Bennett had last been seen at her job at the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, Delaware. Burton, a custodian at the church, was arrested a month later near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, after police say they found a ski mask, nylon rope and gloves under a seat in his pickup truck. Burton was brought to Maryland before an investigation found that the killing likely was committed in Delaware. Prosecutors had told Burton that he could only avoid extradition to Delaware if he pleaded guilty in Maryland to first-degree murder and rape and accepted two life sentences without the chance of parole.

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