GUMBORO, DE – Bay Shore Community Church, the church homes of the families of Nicole Bennett and the man accused of her murder, has issued a statement:
"We pray that justice will be done with respect to this tragic event," reads the statement from Bay Shore Community Church outside Gumboro.
"Bay Shore continues to cooperate fully with the authorities with respect to this investigation while also supporting and ministering to Nicole’s family," the July 7 statement reads. "When we became aware that [Burton] had a criminal record which had not been previously disclosed, he was informed that his contract would be terminated. Mr. Burton’s work for Bay Shore Community Church ended on June 14, 2012."