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Bay Shore Community Church, Pastor Respond to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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MILLSOBORO, Del.- Bay Shore Community Church and its pastor, Danny Tice, are speaking out about a civil lawsuit filed by the family of murder victim Nicole Bennett, who was an employee of the church.  

The church, located near Millsboro, said in a statement that "a background check was performed on Matthew Burton and based on that information,  the church determined Burton was not a risk to employees or others at the church."

Also, in the statement, the church said they had receive papers in the wrongful death lawsuit, and would have no other comment until then.
Bennett was murdered in June of last year. Police said she was last heard from working late one evening at Bay Shore Community Church near Millsboro. Her body was later found off a dirt road near Whaleyville, located in Worcester County, Md. Burton, a church janitor and Tier I sex offender, was charged with Bennett's rape and murder.
Burton's criminal trial is scheduled for June in Worcester County.

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