JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A southern Wisconsin man is charged with two felonies after police say he burned the body of a missing Fitchburg woman in his backyard fire pit.
Twenty-nine-year-old Nathan Middleton of Evansville was charged Wednesday with hiding a corpse and mutilating a corpse.
Police say Middleton burned the body of 18-year-old Aprina Paul.
The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/I5Kkqz) reports Middleton appeared in court Wednesday via video from the Rock County Jail. Middleton has been held since Nov. 1 on a probation hold.
According to the complaint, Middleton said he found Paul dead in his bed in the morning of Oct. 28 after having sex and doing drugs with her the previous night.
The complaint says the two met after Paul responded to an ad Middleton had placed on Craigslist.
EVANSVILLE (WKOW) – Two felony charges will be filed on Wednesday against the Evansville man accused of burning a teenager's body in his backyard.
Nathan Middleton faces felony charges of hiding a corpse and mutilating a corpse after admitted he burned the body of 18-year-old Aprina Paul last month.
Middleton also faces four misdemeanor charges and has been in the Rock County Jail since November 1 on a probation hold.
According to the State Journal, Middleton has not been charged with homicide but officials at the Rock County Sheriff's Department say he could spend up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of both felony charges, in addition to the time he'll serve for violating his probation.
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