Body-burning suspect gets new attorney, waives preliminary hearings

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Gazette staff
Monday, December 23, 2013

JANESVILLE — The man accused of burning a woman's body in his back yard and asking his mother to blow a hole in a Rock County Jail wall so he could escape waived his right to preliminary hearings in both cases. 

Nathan Middleton, 29, of 12016 W. Highway 14, Evansville, appeared in court Monday afternoon via video conference from the Rock County Jail.

Steven Zaleski is Middleton's new attorney. Assistant Public Defender Kelly Mattingly withdrew from Middleton's case Wednesday, citing a conflict of interest.

Middleton is due back in court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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