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Man Allegedly Involved in Death Of Wisconsin Teen Enters Plea

ROCK COUNTY - Nathan Middleton returns to court and enters a plea for his alleged role in the death of Aprina Paul.
UPDATE (1/7/14): Middleton entered a plea of not guilty.  His jury trial is set to begin March 6.

UPDATE (12/13/13): During routine jail security checks, it was learned Middleton was plotting to escape from the Rock County Jail.  Investigators say he had talked with fellow inmates, friends, and relatives to help him.  His security status at the jail has been increased.  Middleton now faces an additional charge for solicitation to escape from jail.  He's scheduled to appear in Jail Court Monday, Dec. 17.

JANESVILLE -- The Rock County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with the death of Aprina Paul, the 18-year-old woman whose remains were found burned in a fire pit at a rural Rock County home.

29-year-old Nathan C. Middleton faces charges for Hiding a Corpse, Mutilating a Corpse, Pandering, Possession of THC, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Notify Coroner of Death.  He has not been charged with Paul's murder, although the Sheriff's Office emphasizes that the investigation is still on-going, including a forensic evaluation of bone fragments and evidence that is being tested by a specialty laboratory in Dallas, Texas.  Depending on what it shows, further charges may be filed.  Middleton was already in jail on a probation hold.

Paul had been reported missing from her home near Fitchburg.  Her remains were discovered at Middleton's home in rural Rock County after police got a tip.
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