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Fiance of Malmo homicide victim arrested

Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 10:57 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Kolton Barnes, the fiance of a 27-year-old homicide victim, has been arrested for suspicion of the crime.

Barnes, 25, is being held without bond for first-degree murder and felony animal cruelty. His hearing was at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The Saunders County Sheriff’s Department began their investigation when they received a report at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. A neighbor found Kayla Matulka, 27, deceased at her home in Malmo.

According to news release from the Nebraska State Patrol, Matulka suffered several stab wounds and a dog was also found deceased at the residence.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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